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Myles Turner
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Turner Hits Mutombo Territory

by Matt Stroup
Updated On: January 15, 2021, 10:57 am ET

Last year, Myles Turner averaged 12.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 1.4 3s.

This year, Myles Turner is averaging 12.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 1.3 3s. 

However, through his first 12 games this season, Turner has actually doubled his output in defensive stats from last year, going from a quite strong 0.7 spg / 2.1 bpg to an absolutely stratospheric 1.5 spg / 4.2 bpg. 

The last player to average better than 4.0 bpg in a season? That would be Dikembe Mutombo, who put up 4.5 bpg in 1995-96.

Can Turner keep it up? Probably not, but his ascent into the top 10 of fantasy leagues is one of many topics covered on the latest episode of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball with me and Ryan Knaus. We also discuss the fallout from the James Harden trade, look at a slow fantasy start from LeBron James, and ponder the absurd potential of Chris Boucher.

You can listen on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, wherever you get your podcasts — or in the embedded player below: