Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has agreed to a two-year, $60 million contract extension that includes an additional $17.1 million renegotiation of his salary for 2022-2023, his agent Austin Brown of CAA Sports said on Saturday to 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 Tie Turner to the Pacers through the 2024-25 season.
The Pacers are allowed to raise the money on his current deal due to the franchise’s available salary cap space.
Turner’s extension eliminates one of the best possible freehand centers in the summer – and ends speculation of a trade-dead deal he’s a part of.
After the offseason was expected to see Turner 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 on a rebuild and decided to expand Turner and continue to improve the roster in the trade market.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Turner averages 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 3-point field goal averages Percentage (39.1%).
According to ESPN Stats & Info, 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. Turner has four 30-point games this season – something he’s only done four times in his entire career from 2022-2023.
Turner joins LA Clippers forward Robert Covington as the only player whose contract has been renegotiated under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement.
ESPN NBA front office insider Bobby Marks contributed to this report.