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Paul George Tells Pacers He Will Not Re-Sign In 2018

Paul George Tells Pacers He Will Not Re-Sign In 2018

For one, according to Bleacher Report, there is no sign the Pacers front office will be willing to let go of George. He can sign a five-year extension with the Pacers for $177 million or sign with the Lakers next summer for four years and $130 million.

The San Antonio Spurs will potentially have a busy offseason, starting with the 2017 NBA Draft.

The Lakers have reached an agreement to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for center Brook Lopez and the 27th selection in this year's draft, The Vertical reported Tuesday. George said he has reiterated his desire to lead the Pacers to an National Basketball Association title and provided insight on what he believes the Pacers need to do it. "I am under contract and I intend to play", he said while sitting in the first-base dugout in Indianapolis. The Lakers do not need to dismantle their young roster in order to offer the Pacers promising players. He's probably got a whole bunch of fake message board accounts to make sure there was no stone unturned in his poisoning of the water in Indiana.

According to The Vertical, George, through his agent, Aaron Mintz, is telling the Pacers of his plans now so they can plan for the future.




This could be a huge boon to the Lakers for their rebuild. They can try to dump George off to a potential contenders as a one-year (or half-season) rental, or try to coerce the Lakers into a decent return, but as of this moment IN is IN a bad spot for a trade. They have gone about things the right away, putting a young core in place with high ceilings. He can opt out next summer and has indicated he wants to sign with the Lakers in part because he is from California.

The upside: because of the diminished trade market, the Celtics could be able to get George at a good price without digging too deep into their collection of draft picks.

The Lakers have to be happy hearing this news. "It came from the heart and is very honest of wanting to bring that to IN, so that's where my heart is going to always be at", said George.


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