Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that includes an additional $17.1 million renegotiation on his 2022-23 salary, his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports said Saturday. at ESPN.
The deal will include a $17.1 million renegotiation — the largest in NBA history — on Turner’s $18 million salary this season, with an additional $41 million over the next two seasons. which ties Turner to the Pacers throughout the 2024-25 season.
The Pacers are allowed to increase his current contract money due to available franchise salary cap space.
Turner’s extension knocks out one of the best possible centers in free agency this summer — and ends speculation of a trade deal for him.
After an offseason expectation that Turner would be traded in the final year of his contract, the Pacers’ trajectory changed with the emergence of young guards Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin as stars. The Pacers changed course in a rebuild and decided to expand Turner and continue to improve the roster in the trade market.
Turner is averaging a career-high 17.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game – including career-highs in field goal percentage (54.4%) and field goal percentage 3-point fielder (39.1%), according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Turner is one of three players with at least 50 3-pointers and 75 blocks this season — along with Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. and Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Turner has four 30-point games this season — something he had done just four times in his entire career for 2022-23.
Turner joins LA Clippers forward Robert Covington as the only player to renegotiate his contract under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement.
ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks contributed to this report.