He won’t be able to wear no. 13 or 24 in Los Angeles. . .
Just two days ago, NBA small-forward, Paul George addressed media in his first off-season interview of the summer. During the brief time, he spoke on his future with Indiana, saying he was a ‘Pacer’ and felt the team was on the cusp of finally defeating a LeBron James-led team.
Well, that belief must’ve changed today, because the 27-year-old star held a private meeting with his team this morning and confirmed he would be leaving them in 2018 free agency for the Los Angeles Lakers. With friend Larry Bird gone from the team, we’re assuming Indy will try to get him to his destination this week – if Magic Johnson is willing to part ways with a piece or two.
After their eventual elimination from playoff contention, Magic publicly stated that every player in L.A. expendable was except Brandon Ingram, who he feels will become a superstar.
This puts the Pacers in a tough position, because most teams, like the Lake Show, will not want to give up a cornerstone piece or draft pick – just for a mid-season rental of the superstar.
It’s likely that Los Angeles could wait until next summer to acquire their star piece, but Indy could get desperate and want anything back in exchange. Let us know in the comments what you think.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2017
Story updated with Pacers beginning trade talks for 'rentals' on Paul George, including contact with …. Cleveland. https://t.co/Ct6819EtyG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017