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Ex-Longhorns, Euless Trinity star gets NBA extension worth $80 million, per reports

Texas Longhorns frontcourt players Jonathan Holmes, left, and Myles Turner posed problems for TCU in rebounding Monday night.
Texas Longhorns frontcourt players Jonathan Holmes, left, and Myles Turner posed problems for TCU in rebounding Monday night. Special to the Star-Telegram

Myles Turner got paid. Big time.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Monday that the big man signed a four-year contract that could earn Turner as much as $80 million.

The Bedford native was a star at Euless Trinity High School and for the Texas Longhorns.

The Pacers took Turner with the No. 11 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. The signing comes before the NBA’s deadline for the 2015 rookie class to ink extensions.

He averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 65 games last season.

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle knew his team would get someone good at No. 5. But he's thrilled with the way things worked out, as the Mavs get Luka Doncic in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

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