|Rights: Be A ind GM||HT: 6-11|
|Jersey: 33||WT: 250|
|DOB: 3/24/1996||Age: 23|
|Sal: $18.00M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =17.17 PPG=14.00 RPG=7.50 BLKPG=2.00|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Trans. Sep 11 1:26 ET |
On the eve of their FIBA World Cup semifinal showdown, United States center Myles Turner took a perceived jab at French counterpart Rudy Gobert, to whom the Indiana Pacers big man finished behind in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting. Gobert saw Turner's comments, and then dominated him on Wednesday, illustrating how the U.S. wildly underestimated its ability to counter the aptly nicknamed Stifle Tower — or any talented center — in a clear roster-building failure. Gobert amassed 21 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in an 89-79 victory that ended Team USA's bid for a medal.
The Scoop: None.
Sep 11 1:26 ET