Sport Paul George addresses trade rumors: 'I'm a Pacer'

14:16  16 june  2017
14:16  16 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Report: Lakers talking Paul George trade with Pacers

  Report: Lakers talking Paul George trade with Pacers The Los Angeles Lakers are the heavy favorite to land Paul George if and when the All-Star swingman hits free agency next summer, but that may not stop the team from trying to acquire him sooner. Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN are reporting that the Lakers have engaged the Indiana Pacers in trade talks involving George leading up to Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Will Paul George remain a Pacer ? Will he still be on the team? According to him, the answer is yes. He addressed trade rumors with Nate Taylor, of Indy Star, and had the following to say.

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Superstar Paul George , however, remains Once the trade deadline and practice was over for the Pacers , George addressed these rumors surrounding his future with the team and potential future with the Lakers, via Clark Wade of IndyStar.com

Looks like Paul George is staying in Indianapolis — for now.

When the Pacers star was asked if he was going to remain with the team his answer was simple.

"I’m under contract as a Pacer," George said, via the IndyStar. "That’s all that needs to really be known. I’m here. I’m a Pacer."

Key words: "Under contract."

George, who is set to make $19.5 million next season before a player option in 2018, also denied the rampant rumors he is being courted by other teams, especially by the Lakers.

The Pacers have turned their Paul George headache into a potential trade jackpot

  The Pacers have turned their Paul George headache into a potential trade jackpot What could have been a disaster now could be a bonanza for the Pacers.With their superstar reportedly telling the franchise he would bolt after next season and preferred to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Pacers were put in an extremely tough position: If the NBA world knew George was out in 2018 and that he was leaning toward the Lakers, there wouldn't be much of a point in dealing assets for a one-year rental. From Los Angeles's perspective, Magic Johnson could sit back and wait until George hit free agency.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has had his name surface in trade rumors after being eliminated from the postseason. Continue for updates.

- Indiana Pacers star Paul George insisted he was going nowhere despite speculation over his future. George , who is set to make .5million next season before a player option in 2018, also denied the rampant rumours he is being courted by other teams, especially the Los Angeles Lakers.

"They’re all crazy, but they’re all expected," George said.

Many speculations are that since George is a possible rental, it would cost a new team much more than his is worth. So for now, he is going to stay with the Pacers until he is a free agent next summer. Unless he is swapped out before the trade deadline.

Naturally, George said his goal is to win a championship with the Pacers, and another goal will be to make next year's All-Star team, which will give him a nice payday. It will also mean other teams wanting him will have to pony up more money.

Will that happen? That remains to be seen.

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Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick

  Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick The Los Angeles Lakers sit in a pretty darn good position heading into the 2017 NBA Draft. They are currently slated to pick second overall with former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball being the likeliest selection there. With that said, new team president Magic Johnson may very well look to make a splash during the draft itself.According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have taken calls about the second pick. More than that, first-year general manager Rob Pelinka has also made some calls about potentially dealing away the pick.

With rumors swirling that Paul George was going to leave the Pacers , he reaffirmed that he will be staying in Indianapolis — for now.

Pacers need to decide whether they want to trade Paul George , who may not be able to pass up DVP money to stay if earns All-NBA next season. (Bird has called the George rumors “fake news”). They explored trading Rodney Stuckey for a backup rim protector, including John Henson, sources say

The Cavaliers and the Warriors will face off in the Finals for a third straight season, but even though they've continually been the favorites to come out of their respective conferences, nothing in the future is guaranteed.By using the draft and free agency (along with the massive amount of potential trade possibilities that exist), teams will do everything they can to retool their rosters this summer in an attempt to catch up to the superteams that have been assembled in Cleveland and Golden State. Here are seven squads that could reach the Finals next season. 7 teams that could make the NBA Finals in 2018, ranked

Jimmy Butler reportedly tells Cavs that he intends to stay with Bulls .
One less option for the Cavs.

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