The Indiana Pacers have not solicited offers for Paul George despite an expiring contract and diminishing leverage to keep him in town, according to a report from HoopsHype that cites sources around the league.

Paul George was left off the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, a missed achievement that would have qualified him for a supermax five-year offer from the Pacers worth about $210 million -- one year and approximately $75 million more than any other team could offer. As such, Indiana is in a quandary with two realistic options: move its star and get whatever assets in return via a trade, or wait out next season to see if George makes an All-NBA team, which would qualify him for a supermax offer from the Pacers.

It's not an easy choice, but it's one the team must carefully maneuver as George inches toward the end of his contract. He will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, free to sign with any team. If he misses the All-NBA team again next season, the Pacers will have less financial incentive to offer him to keep him in town, thus running the risk of losing him for nothing in return -- something the Oklahoma City Thunder learned can cripple a franchise after Kevin Durant surprisingly left for Golden State last summer.

With George missing the All-NBA team this season, the chances of him being traded this offseason are seemingly higher. Indiana's leverage could be greater if he makes the All-NBA team next season, but waiting that out could be a decision that backfires down the road.