The Indiana Pacers have put so much into gaining the best record and top seed in the Eastern Conference. They know that with the best record comes home court advantage in the playoffs, something the Pacers would love to have against the Miami Heat.
With Turner and Lance Stephenson both being in a contract year, Turner reportedly has been taking shots from Stephenson and hasn't been passing the ball. Team chemistry has suffered since the trade. Granger was a veteran locker room leader for the younger players despite being on his way out.