Myles Turner’s Season In Review
To say that Myles had a decent rookie year would be an understatement. The 11th pick in the NBA draft, accomplished a lot in helping his team return to the playoffs after the Pacers lost Paul George to ACL injury the year before. Myles averaged 10.3 points on 50% shooting to go along with 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. On scoring alone, Myles was the only rookie in Pacers history to average more than 10 points since the 1988-99 season surpassing the likes of Reggie Miller, Danny Granger, and Paul George. Another rare feat when it comes to Myles scoring is that he surpassed his scoring average in college the year before during his freshman season at Texas.
Myles had six games of 20 or more points, 7 games of 10 or more rebounds, and became the first Pacer rookie to score 30 or more points since Tinsley in 2002. He made his name known to the NBA when he blocked one of Lebron James’ dunk and then went on to earn Rookie of the Month honors in February. In the playoffs, Myles averaged 10.3 points on 46% shooting along with 6.4 rebounds and an impressive 3.3 blocks in the last 4 games of the series against the raptors.
With new head coach Nate McMillan leading the Pacer ship along with the addition of new pieces including All-Star point guard Jeff Teague, Myles is set to to take his game to the next level and build upon his impressive rookie season.