Myles Turner uses NBA trade deadline to get date with Dipika Dutt


Myles Turner pulls his shot in more ways than one.

As the NBA trade deadline approaches at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Pacers star is betting on a social media date with a woman who wants him dealt to the Lakers.

Turner and Dipika Dutt, a gamer and social media influencer, exchanged messages via TikTok after he asked her to “come to dinner” with him in a comment.

“Have dinner when you’re on the Lakers,” Dutt replied on a selfie video, adding a handshake emoji.

The Indiana center responded with a separate video and said, “So I see your offer from the Lakers and I’m elevating you, if this video gets 10,000 likes, you have to take that dinner offer.”

Turner added that he “isn’t afraid to shoot [his] cut.”

Dipika Dutt flirted with Myles Turner on social media
Dipika Dutt on Instagram

In a follow-up video, which appears to have been deleted, Turner implicated Pacers teammate Malcolm Brogdon.

When a TikTok user suggested that Dutt should make Turner “work” for the date, Turner asked Brogdon in the clip, “How 15 [thousand likes] ring?”

The teammates agreed on the number, and Turner told Dutt to “meet [him] half-way.


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Dipika Dutt and Myles Turner could be going on a date soon
Dipika Dutt and Myles Turner could be going on a date soon
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When Dutt finally agreed to go to dinner with Turner, she upped the ante in another TikTok video. She offered, “20,000 likes and we have a deal.”

Turner’s video had 19.6,000 viewers on Thursday.

Time will tell if Turner lands dinner with Dutt and lands on another NBA roster or stays in Indiana.

The Knicks have expressed interest in the injured center, the Post’s Marc Berman reported. Turner has been a hot topic ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, especially after his team made several moves this week.

After the Pacers traded forward Caris LeVert and a 2022 second-round pick (via Miami) for guard Ricky Rubio and lottery-protected picks, Indiana reached a blockbuster deal with the Kings on Tuesday.

The Pacers traded Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb and two-time All-Star Justin Holiday to Sacramento for Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Tristan Thompson. They also included a 2027 second-round pick for the Kings in the deal.

Myles Turner is on the trading block
Myles Turner is on the trading block
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The roster shuffle also came after Bleacher Report said Tuesday that Sacramento is interested in Turner, who is still recovering from a left-foot stress reaction.

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