Sport Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers?

11:25  19 june  2017
11:25  19 june  2017 Source:   theScore

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.

Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? nba. George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'. nba. 1d ago. 'This is my team': George expects to stay with Pacers next season.

Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? nba. Report : Paul George told Pacers he intends to leave in 2018. nba. 3h ago. George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'.


The Indiana Pacers' loss could very well be the Los Angeles Lakers' gain.

Just 23 minutes after reports initially surfaced that Paul George informed the Pacers he's leaving at the conclusion of next season and prefers to join his hometown Lakers, L.A.'s team president Magic Johnson tweeted the following:

George has two years remaining on his contract with Indiana, including a player option for 2018-19 that he seems intent on using to terminate the deal. He's averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.6 steals over seven seasons in Indy.

The Cavaliers need to trade for Paul George right now

  The Cavaliers need to trade for Paul George right now It's a trade that makes too much sense for the Pacers, the Cavs and LeBron James.This presents a huge problem for Indiana.

Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? Report : Paul George told Pacers he intends to leave in 2018.

After Paul George let the Indiana Pacers ' front office know he plans to enter free agency in the summer of 2018, speculation immediately began to swirl about where he'd go next. Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ?

Johnson has made his interest in recruiting the All-Star swingman as clear as possible without violating the league's tampering rules.

Related - Magic: I can't ask Paul George to join Lakers, but I'll be 'wink-winking'

But then again, that tweet was sandwiched between a couple others about Father's Day, so the timing could merely be a coincidence.

We prefer to think it isn't.

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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.

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