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What They’re Saying: Pacers Select Myles Turner

The Indiana Pacers select Texas center, Myles Turner, as the 11th pick. Find out what they’re saying about the selection.

SB Nation: “Turner is considered to have one of the highest ceilings in the class and some considered him a possible top-five selection before an uneven year in college.” Read more.

WISH TV: “The Pacers made the Texas center the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Turner joins a Pacers team undergoing some changes.” Read more.

8 Points 9 Seconds: “Turner has legit NBA size, standing 6’11” and weighing 242 pounds. He sports a 7’4″ wingspan and has the second highest standing reach of anyone in the draft.” Read more.

Indy Star: “Turner, a 7-0, 239-pound center, averaged 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 blocks to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Year in his only season at Texas. He led the Longhorns in rebounding and his 89 blocks were one shy of the school freshman record.” Read more.

Washington Times: “The Pacers, who want to go with a faster, smaller lineup next season, are looking for their two draft picks to make an impact right away and potentially fill a starting role down the road.” Read more.

WTTV CBS4Indy: “The Pacers also must prepare for the possibility that two frontcourt veterans, center Roy Hibbert and forward David West, decide to opt out of the final year of their contracts and join free agency next month.” Read more.

FOX59: “The Indiana Pacers have selected Texas big man Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick in the NBA draft.” Read more.

Burnt Orange Nation: “The Pacers proved by drafting Turner that they believe the reward is well worth the potential risk. If Turner can resolve the issues with his running motion, continue to develop his offensive arsenal — which extends out to the perimeter — and translate the defensive impact he had as the Big 12′s leading shot blocker at Texas, that certainly should be the case.” Read more.

Dallas Morning News: “At the end, Myles Turner had too much potential upside to drop out of the lottery despite concerns about his productivity and running style.” Read more.

CBS Sports: “In a pretty surprising move, Myles Turner is going to Indiana at No. 11. The Pacers have to hope this turns out better than the last time they acquired a Turner.” Read more.

Fox Sports: “The Pacers, who want to go with a faster, smaller lineup next season, are looking for their draft picks to make an impact right away and potentially fill a starting role down the road — even if that means selecting a player only a year removed from high school, Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard said this week.” Read more.

What They’re Saying on Twitter:

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Indy Star – Gregg Doyel:

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