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Paul George | Guard/Forward | #13

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / IND
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According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, a three-team trade that would send Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver is "very unlikely" to happen.
Vardon confirmed an ESPN report that the talks took place, but it sounds like they didn't get very far. The Cavaliers initiated the trade talks, but the Pacers weren't interested in what the Nuggets had to offer -- Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay were all mentioned in ESPN's report on Sunday, but the Pacers were probably hoping for a better young prospect and a draft pick(s). George's value on the trade market is declining by the day, so Indiana will be motivated to find him a new home sooner rather than later. Jun 26 - 10:17 AM

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The Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a three-team deal that would send Paul George to Cleveland, with Kevin Love going to Denver.

To be clear, nothing is imminent and there's no mention of what Indiana would get in this scenario -- Denver would likely send them a combination of young players and draft picks. It would be a very interesting move from the Nuggets, who acquired Trey Lyles on draft day but could lose Danilo Gallinari in free agency. Chris Haynes reports that Denver would be willing to give up Kenneth Faried in a potential deal, with Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay also "available." Stay tuned.
Jun 25 - 7:39 PM

Talks between the Celtics and Pacers about Paul George have "stalled," according to The Vertical.

Celtics writer Gary Washburn previously confirmed talks between the teams, but noted that the " sides are not close." It's unclear what the sticking point is, but Boston has been reluctant in the past to part with any of their first-round picks from the Nets. The deal isn't dead, but this is a far cry from the "serious talks" and "significant momentum" reported an hour ago.
Jun 22 - 9:10 PM

The Pacers and Celtics are "engaged in serious talks" about a Paul George trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, but they are "still apart."

Here we go. Boston has a heap of young talent and draft picks they can use to lure George away from the Pacers, but keep in mind this isn't a done deal -- it had "gained significant momentum," but may have since cooled off. George isn't expected to promise that he'll re-sign with a new team, given his interest in signing with L.A. next summer, so there's obvious risk involved. Stay tuned, as we should know more very soon.
Jun 22 - 7:56 PM

The Rockets "remain in trade pursuit" of Paul George, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Based on the earlier report of the Blazers not having enough ammo, it'll be really tough for the Rockets to get a deal together for George. Unless the Rockets can pull some strings to get other deals going, this seems like it'll be tough to get done for general manager Daryl Morey.
Jun 22 - 6:41 PM

The Blazers' recent offer for Paul George "doesn't move the needle" for the Pacers, according to Jason Quick of CSNNW.

This isn't too surprising because the Pacers are looking for a high pick. While the Blazers do have three first-round picks, their earliest pick is only at 15. If you exclude C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard, there just isn't enough to entice the Pacers to match some of the other offers from the teams with lottery picks.
Jun 22 - 4:20 PM

The Wolves continue to show interest in landing Paul George or Jimmy Butler, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

While the world shifts its focus to Kristaps Porzingis, don't forget about these two All-Star wings. The Wolves seem like they're very willing to deal their No. 7 pick for a wing of some kind. George is by far the most likely All-Star to be traded and there is a picture floating around on the web of a moving van in front of his house.
Jun 22 - 3:17 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein said that the Cavaliers remain "seriously interested" in Paul George and Jimmy Butler.

Butler is hoping to stay in Chicago and George told the Pacers he's leaving as a free agent next summer, so George is likely more attainable. The Cavaliers probably don't have the assets to make a George deal work, so a third team would have to be involved. Meanwhile, the Lakers have reportedly offered the 27th and 28th overall picks and Indiana's choice of either Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson, so it sounds like a George trade could go down this week.
Source: ESPN
Jun 20 - 8:43 PM

The Lakers and Pacers have reportedly engaged in preliminary talks regarding a Paul George deal.

Reports around the league indicate that the Lakers are unwilling to part ways with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft for PG-13, but they are reportedly willing to offer a package that would include the likes of Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and the No. 28 pick. The Lakers will likely be coming in with low-ball offers given that George has made it known that his desire would be to sign with Los Angeles as an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but there is reportedly some fear amongst the Laker execs that his attitude towards Los Angeles could shift if he's traded to a winning team this summer. In addition to the Lakers, the Cavs, Wizards, Rockets and Clippers have reached out to the Pacers regarding a Paul George deal.

The Wizards will reportedly try and put together a package to trade for Paul George.

It's tough to see this sort of deal coming to fruition, as Washington has zero interest in trading away Bradley Beal or John Wall. That pretty much leaves Otto Porter as their most attractive trade chip, but given that he's a restricted free agent, Porter would need to consent to a sign-and-trade which would result in him leaving millions of dollars on the table. At the moment, Cleveland and Boston seem like the only realistic potential landing spots for PG-13.
Source: NBA
Jun 19 - 4:41 PM

The Pacers are reportedly angling for two first-round picks and a starting-caliber player in any trade talks for Paul George.

In case you missed it, George recently informed the Pacers that he intends to leave as an unrestricted free agent next summer. That may have forced their hand, and ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the "sense from teams talking to [Indiana]" is that they "intend to move fast" on a deal for the star forward. George would reportedly prefer to play in L.A., but he also wants to compete for a championship, and the Cavaliers have been cited as a potential trade partner. It's a fascinating story to monitor in the lead-up to draft night.
Jun 18 - 9:40 PM

Paul George has reportedly informed the Pacers that he intends to leave the franchise as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

George also let the Pacers know that ideally, he'd like to go to the Lakers, and while he hasn't formally requested a trade, Pacers' GM Kevin Pritchard has reportedly already begun engaging with teams around the league on a potential deal; the Cavaliers have already made inquiries. The Lakers might not have the assets to be able to pry away PG-13 from Indiana, and there's less incentive for them to do so if they could get him for nothing as a free agent, but with word out that he won't re-sign with Indiana and he'd like to go to Los Angeles it'll be that much more risky for a team to unload assets now for what could turn out to be just a one-year rental.
Jun 18 - 3:33 PM

Paul George said on Thursday that he intends to play for the Pacers next season.

"I am a Pacer. I am under contract and I intend to play," said George at a charity softball game. Nonetheless, expect rumors to continue to swirl around Indiana. PG13 can become an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018, and he has frequently been linked to his hometown Lakers. If the Pacers don't trade him before he hits free agency, they risk losing the franchise's best player without getting anything in return.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 16 - 11:38 AM

According to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, the Pacers have not yet solicited offers for Paul George this summer.

Trade talks around the league will start heating up as we approach the draft, so it's still not out of the question that PG-13 could be on the move. He has one year left on his deal and isn't expected to pick up his player option for the 2018-19 season, so Indiana could risk losing him for nothing next summer. It also doesn't help that his interest in the Lakers is very real. Indiana's best hope of retaining George is if he makes an All-NBA team next season, as he would then be eligible for a super max contract extension which could be an extra $50+ million.
Jun 8 - 10:51 AM

The Atlanta Hawks offered four first-round picks in exchange for Paul George at the trade deadline in February, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

We don't have any details as to which players were involved to make the salaries match, or what type of protections were on the picks, but it was obviously a significant offer. The Pacers remain in a bind with regards to George. They would obviously prefer to keep their franchise cornerstone long term, but run the risk of losing him for nothing if he signs elsewhere as an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. It will be one of the more interesting subplots to follow over the next few months and into next season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 19 - 10:39 AM