Myles Turner, Pacers

A conversation with Myles Turner: His experience with Team USA, playing on foreign soil and fighting jet lag (via The Athletic)

After spending nearly a month out of the country playing with USA Basketball, Myles Turner returned home in mid-September with the best possible news: a clean bill of health.

The Pacers encourage their own to play for their country in international competition, just as advisor Larry Bird and others have before them. It was Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis previously, and this summer, Turner received that same opportunity — but it doesn’t mean team executives weren’t nervous.

Aug. 1, 2014, immediately comes to mind, right? You remember; they remember. We all remember the night Paul George suffered a compound leg fracture that essentially cost him the entire 2014-15 season.

“All good,” Turner said. “Thankfully, I got through all of Team USA healthy, no injuries.”

That’s great news for the Pacers as they begin training camp this weekend, a few days earlier than most teams because of their preseason games in Mumbai.

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