Myles Turner Could Reach the Indiana Pacers All-Time Blocks Leaderboard This Season

Feb 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) blocks the shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being just 21-years-old, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner could reach the team’s leaderboard in career blocks this season. That might sound crazy at first, but then again, last season he ranked 2nd in the NBA in total blocks and 3rd in blocks per game while being just 20-years-old.

Turner is currently averaging a career-best 2.5 blocks per game to start off this season. If he can maintain that level of production and play in each remaining game, he would have roughly 184 blocks this season. Despite playing in at least seven fewer games than he did last season, Myles is on pace to set a new single-season career high for total blocks.

Indiana Pacers Career Blocks Leaderboard

  1. Jermaine O’Neal: 1,245
  2. Rik Smits: 1,111
  3. Herb Williams: 1,094
  4. Roy Hibbert: 990
  5. Dale Davis: 904
  6. Danny Granger: 471
  7. Clemon Johnson: 413
  8. James Edwards: 391
  9. Steve Stipanovich: 380
  10. Antonio Davis: 377

Myles already had 258 career regular season blocks before this season started. He could have 442 career blocks by the end of this season when factoring in the number of blocks that he is on pace to produce. He would surpass Antonio Davis, Steve Stipanovich, James Edwards, and Clemon Johnson for 7th all-time in career blocks in franchise history.

As we have already witnessed so far this year, stuff happens and it’s quite possible that Turner could miss some games later this season. He could still surpass Antonio Davis for 10th all-time in Pacers career blocks if he continues to average at least 2.5 blocks and plays in at least 48 games. That would mean that he could miss 12 more games this season to make the list.

If Myles Turner can continue to have at least 172 total blocks like he did last season but do it for the next six seasons, that would put him at 1,290 career blocks. By the way, that figure would be enough to surpass Jermaine O’Neal for the most career blocks in Indiana Pacers history.

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