Pacers Engaging Teams On Potential Trades For Paul George Including….Cleveland
Just a few hours after informing the Indiana Pacers front office that he would definitely be leaving in free agency in 2018 (with the Los Angeles Lakers on the top of his list), the team is now looking to unload George just before the NBA Draft.
One of those teams just so happens to be the team that swept them out of the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard has discussed deals with several teams – including Cleveland – in which the expectation of teams would be that George is a “one-year rental.” The Cavaliers are devoid of the kind of young players and future picks that Indiana might want in return for George, and George has never mentioned the Cavaliers as an intriguing destination.”
The Pacers are seeking “a substantial package of talent and draft picks” for George, with talks possibly going beyond Thursday’s NBA draft. They have not contacted the Lakers as they are reportedly unwilling to part ways with any of their young talent to acquire George.