Rick Carlisle compared Myles Turner to Jermaine O’Neal

Good night ! “That’s what Myles Turner was on his mind as he tackled Mason Plumlee in the closing moments of tonight’s one-possession game between the Pacers and Hornets. “ I was ready to go home at that time. […] What time is it there, 8 pm? I still have a night », the pivot smiled in front of the press.

The Indiana pivot capped off the defensive action of the night by covering this last “pick-and-roll” spectacularly. He initially blocked Terry Rozier’s access to the circle and, despite the delay associated with doubling passes between the leader and his pivot, was able to return to counter Mason Plumlee.

Myles Turner was fantastic in the finale. Baskets, a foul play, a 3-pointer in the corner. A blocked shot to seal the match. It’s a lot of work “, enumerates his coach, Rick Carlisle.

Myles Turner is coming off his career-best season

With 29 points (10/16 on shots), 9 rebounds and 4 blocks, his interior signed one of his most complete games of the season. Dominating the racket, where he scored 18 points while ensuring his role as a defensive control tower on the other side of the field, was on the penalty line (8/10), Myles Turner was clearly the man game for his team .

His exit confirms his current momentum as he achieved his best career season. He hasn’t scored as many rebounds or shot with such a high percentage since he arrived in the big leagues.

In January, the 11th pick of the 2015 Draft even posted averages of 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, with 57% shooting success. Beyond the statistical impact, his coach, who had previously praised him this season, was marked by his attitude. What will the comparison test…

Some guys come on the court and bring presence and energy and confidence to the game. I coached Jermaine O’Neal here for four years, and so did Jermaine. It was something that quietly galvanized his teammates. Myles is on top. He has never played so well. He is really a leader in our locker room “Judge Rick Carlisle, came to Indiana as” head coach “for the first time in 2003, when Jermaine O’Neal was already an All-Star (six consecutive selections between 2002 and 2007).

A leader by deeds

The technician believes that his 26-year-old player, who is among the oldest and most experienced in the team, embodies this leadership ” properly. He does this through actions and not words, but when he speaks, people listen. I’m really happy for him, he’s a great guy. And in the end, it’s incredible, right? We can never say it enough. »

The coach’s speech can be found in the words of Andrew Nembhard, 19 points tonight. The rookie described his pivot, next to him in a press conference, as a person “ super welcoming. He is the person who allows everyone to be themselves and thrive. When he talks about confidence, I think the whole group understood that it’s about thinking less about yourself than about the whole group.»

A group enhanced by this attitude that contributes to the Pacers’ surprise first half of the season. With an impressive record of 23 wins and 18 losses, Indiana is ranked 6th in the East.

I’m just happy for us, happy that we exceeded our goals. We still have a lot to do, we can’t be satisfied “Judging the pivot, before stopping at the elements of pleasure within:” Our chemistry, the fact of coming to work together… That’s what it’s about (in Indiana) and I believe that is what we represent. »

Myles Turner Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2015-16 IND 60 23 49.8 21.4 72.7 1.1 4.4 5.5 0.7 2.6 0.4 1.1 1.4 10.3
2016-17 IND 81 31 51.0 34.5 80.9 1.7 5.6 7.3 1.3 3.2 0.9 1.3 2.1 14.5
2017-18 IND 65 28 47.9 35.7 77.7 1.4 5.0 6.4 1.3 2.9 0.6 1.5 1.8 12.7
2018-19 IND 74 29 48.7 38.8 73.6 1.4 5.8 7.2 1.6 2.6 0.8 1.4 2.7 13.3
2019-20 IND 62 30 45.7 34.4 75.1 1.4 5.2 6.6 1.2 2.7 0.7 1.4 2.1 12.1
2020-21 IND 47 31 47.7 33.5 78.2 1.3 5.2 6.5 1.0 3.5 0.9 1.4 3.4 12.6
2021-22 IND 42 29 50.9 33.3 75.2 1.6 5.5 7.1 1.1 2.8 0.7 1.3 2.8 12.9
2022-23 IND 34 30 54.9 38.0 78.3 1.4 6.5 7.9 1.5 3.3 0.6 1.7 2.2 16.7
Total 465 29 49.4 35.2 77.0 1.4 5.3 6.8 1.2 2.9 0.7 1.4 2.3 13.0

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