According to Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News, George "never made his long-term intentions a secret within the Pacers locker room" with regard to one day joining the Lakers.
George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season, and the native of Palmdale, California, has long been rumored to have interest in heading to L.A.
Sam Amick of USA Today reported in February that George is "hell-bent" on joining the Lakers when he becomes a free agent.
Per Lawrence, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson recently hinted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that George is on his radar: "We gonna say 'hi' because we know each other. You just can't say, 'Hey, I want you to come to the Lakers,' even though I'll be wink winking like, 'You know what that means right?'"
The four-time All-Star is coming off another strong season with the Pacers, as he averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals.
Despite making some high-profile moves last offseason, Indiana finished seventh in the Eastern Conference and was swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers have a great deal of young talent, including D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram, but lack a surefire superstar like George.