INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pacers have picked up team options on the contracts of center Myles Turner and forward Domantas Sabonis.
The option for the 21-year-old Turner is for a fourth year. The Pacers hope the 6-foot-11 youngster will become the long-term face of the franchise. Last season, he averaged 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game and was second in the league in blocks (172).
The Pacers picked up a third-year option for Sabonis, a 2016 first-round draft pick who was traded to Indiana by Oklahoma City along with Victor Oladipo as part ofa deal for Paul George.
The team also announced thatguard/forward Glenn Robinson IIIhad undergonesuccessful surgery Friday for a repair of medial and lateral ligaments in his left ankle.He is expected to return in three to four months.