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Myles Turner not happy over exclusion from All-Defensive teams

Myles Turner

Despite being the anchor of a solid team defense, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner was excluded from both the NBA All-Defensive first and second teams when they were announced Wednesday.

Turner, who had been floated as a possible Defensive Player of the Year candidate by some during the season, was left out behind Rudy Gobert and Joel Embiid at the center position, and wasted no time sharing his frustration with the voting on Twitter.

Turner has a right to feel at least a bit aggravated. He averaged a league-leading 2.7 blocks per game on a Pacers team that finished third in defensive rating. Being eligible at center and not forward definitely hurt him, as did the fact that Embiid was a significantly better rebounder statistically.


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