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Myles Turner steps on ball boy’s foot in warmups, rolls ankle, misses Pacers opener

2022-23 Indiana Pacers Media Day

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 26: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers during the Pacers Media Day on September 26, 2022 at St. Vincent Training Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

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A lot of things went wrong for the Pacers on opening night, in which they lost to the Wizards 114-107.

Things started going wrong before the game even started: Center Myles Turner stepped on a ball boy’s foot during warmups and rolled his ankle. Turner did not play against Washington because of it.

Exactly what not serious means remains to be seen. The Pacers have a home back-to-back Friday and Saturday against the Spurs and Pacers.

Turner has seen his name in trade rumors all summer, often linked to the Lakers in a deal that has not come together. Los Angeles is far from the only team who reached out to Indiana, for more than a year, multiple teams have flirted with the idea of Turner, an elite shot blocker who can also stretch the floor from 3. Turner is in the final year of his contract and will be a free agent who draws a lot of interest next summer.