CYOA – 3.0 Myles Turner Email

Myles Turner is willing to stay for the right contract. What say you?

Before the Haliburton injury, you had started to discuss an extension with Myles Turner. After weeks of negotiations, Turner and his agent have sent you his final counter in an email. It reads:

Hey KP,

I decided I needed to add a personal touch to these negotiations against the wishes of my agent. I appreciate your honesty and communication over the years even if I wish I wasn’t constantly in trade rumors for so much of my tenure here and thought I would return the favor. I’m having my best season as a pro now that I’m back to being a full-time center and I love playing with this group of guys especially Tyrese. But I also know my value and if we can’t reach an agreement I understand that you’ll need to trade me to avoid losing me for nothing in free agency. This will be my final counter offer and I think it compares well with what you were willing to pay Ayton to replace me last summer, who I think I’ve outplayed this season if I’m being honest and allows me to return to free agency when the salary cap should make a jump squarely in my prime.

Re-negotiation and extension:

  • $35 million this season ($18M salary plus $17M of Pacers’ salary space)
  • $20.9M in 2023-24
  • $19.9M in 2024-25

Total: 2 additional years, $58M.

-Myles

How do you choose to proceed?

Option 1: Decline the extension and start looking for trade options.

Option 2: Accept the terms of the extension but still look to trade Buddy Hield.

Option 3: Accept the terms of the extension and pivot to looking for further upgrades to the roster.

Option 4: Accept the terms of the extension and pivot to keeping the roster together.

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