Paul George Trade Offers Reportedly Given to Pacers by Almost All Teams

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

Indiana Pacers' Paul George in action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated Atlanta 104-86. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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If the Indiana Pacers are going to trade Paul George before Thursday's NBA draft, they won't be short on options.

According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the team has "been contacted by just about every team, if not all." The team will now have to evaluate all offers before making a decision.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported earlier this week George's intentions to leave the Pacers when he can become a free agent in 2018. Rather than lose him for nothing at the end of next season, general manager Kevin Pritchard has instead discussed trades with several teams with the expectation he will be a "one-year rental."

The Los Angeles Lakers, who are the presumed destination for the California native when he does become a free agent, have been trying to acquire George this week with a combination of assets and picks, per Marc Stein of ESPN.

It's now clear they will have some serious competition for his services.

The 27-year-old has been an All-Star in four of the last five years, the only exception being when he missed most of the season due to a serious leg injury. He averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game this past season to go with his best-ever shooting percentage.

Any trade could change the landscape of the NBA for at least next season and possibly beyond.


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