Toronto Raptors: 3 nightmare scenarios on NBA Draft night

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Myles Turner, Toronto Raptors
MIAMI, FLORIDA – MARCH 19: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

2. The Pacers trade Myles Turner to Golden State

The Raptors should do their homework on some of the best superstars on the market but that doesn’t mean that they have to necessarily take the plunge if their respective teams want two decades of picks. Turner, should Indiana make him available, represents the perfect confluence of affordability, availability, quality, and fit.

The Raptors need a shot-blocking center that can be trusted to average double digits in scoring, and Turner certainly fits that criteria. However, the Warriors could look for a new big man of their own, and that could entail taking a top trade target in Turner off of the market by acquiring him via trade.

Myles Turner would be a solid addition for the Toronto Raptors.

Turner, who has averaged 12.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game over the last three years, can be had without giving away years of draft control. However, Golden State can offer Indiana the No. 7 and No. 14 overall selections this year in addition to whatever players they could decide to part with.

In an ideal world, Indiana would hold on to Turner after Thursday and the Raptors would get Kevin Pritchard on the horn as soon as Friday morning. If Bob Myers beats the Raptors to the punch, Toronto will have to look for inferior options on the free agent market.