Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Fratello says Thunder should trade Paul George

    247 Sports "A former Coach of the Year believes Paul George should be traded. As it becomes clearer by the day that the Oklahoma City Thunder may not have enough to compete with the very best of the Western Conference, NBA TV analyst Mike Fratello believes the Thunder should cut their losses by trading..." January 14

  • Report: Thunder 'Fully Committed' to Keeping Paul George Ahead of Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Despite their disappointing 22-18 record, the Oklahoma City Thunder have no plans to trade Paul George ahead of February's trade deadline. Adrian Wojnarowski of reported the Thunder remain fully committed to keeping George in the fold in hopes of re-signing him this summer. George,..." January 08

  • George ignored Westbrook-Durant feud, says Russ an 'unbelievable teammate'

    ESPN "Paul George was the last player out of the locker room on Sunday night, headed into the frigid Oklahoma City air to fulfill New Year's Eve plans. He was dressed like a living Magic Eye picture, a black-and-white triangled outfit on which, if you squinted hard enough and maybe crossed your eyes a..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Paul George says future with Thunder isn’t title or bust

    Fanrag Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recently said that the best sales pitch in order to convince Paul George to stay with the franchise will be winning a championship. George, on the other hand, says that the Thunder don’t need to do that for him to re-sign. “I’ve got a lot to..." January 04

  • Paul George: ‘There Was No Tampering At All’ With Lakers Coach Brian Shaw

    SLAM Online "Paul George says the NBA’s $500,000 tampering charge against the Lakers was unfounded. According to George, the Pacers thought the Lakers were recruiting him through L.A. assistant coach Brian Shaw. What was your view on the Lakers’ tampering fine? PG: “I mean, it is what it is. They (the..." January 04

  • Paul George praises Lonzo Ball, tries to explain Lakers' 'comical' tampering fine

    CBS Sports "Despite being a member of a surging Oklahoma City Thunder team that has won seven of its last 10 games, Paul George seems pretty excited about the Los Angeles Lakers. First he said that he had "no regrets at all" about informing his former Indiana Pacers of his plans to play in Los Angeles...." January 03

  • Russell Westbrook’s Sales Pitch to Paul George: ‘When We Win A Championship’

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook isn’t worried about making a “sales pitch” to Paul George before George hits free agency this summer. “A sales pitch is gonna be when we win a Championship,” Westbrook said on Wednesday. “Beat that pitch.”" January 03

  • Paul George addresses Lakers rumors ahead of LA road trip

    Sporting News "Those rumors surrounding Paul George possibly joining the Lakers this offseason will not die down, and George isn't hiding from them. Ahead of the Thunder's back-to-back set against the Lakers and Clippers on Wednesday and Thursday, the Oklahoma City forward took questions from the media..." January 03

  • Paul George: I Would Have Loved Trade To My Home City

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George was asked whether he had any regrets about his wish to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers be reported before he was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Indiana Pacers. "No regrets at all. All was said was a destination I would love to go," said George. "There wasn’t a ‘Hey,..." January 02

  • Lakers will target Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins at trade deadline

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers could be after a pair of familiar targets this February. In an appearance this week on the Lakers Nation Podcast with Trevor Lane, NBA writer Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers will target Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins at this year’s trade deadline. “I think Plan..." December 30

  • Paul George out for Milwaukee game on Friday

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder faced a tough task already in defending Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Friday night. On Friday afternoon, it got a little tougher. Oklahoma City will be without Paul George against the Bucks on Friday, a team spokesman said. George will sit with left knee soreness. George..." December 29

  • Report: George likely not available in trade until late January

    Clutch Points "After Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them in 2018 NBA free agency, they ultimately traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Originally considered a lopsided trade, Oladipo has established himself as an All-Star caliber..." December 20

  • Thunder Not Yet Considering Paul George Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder have shown no impulse to entertain trade discussions on Paul George, according to a source. George can become a free agent this offseason and his incorporation into the Thunder lineup has been a struggle at times." December 19

  • Paul George brushes aside suggestion of chemistry problems on Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are still waiting for things to click this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re having chemistry problems. Paul George was asked on Saturday night whether there are chemistry issues among the Thunder’s players. He said no. OKC is only 14-15 after falling to the New..." December 17

  • Paul George: Victor Oladipo is the ‘Future of Indiana’

    SLAM Online "Prior to facing the Pacers for the first time Wednesday night, Paul George admonished the press in Indiana for not giving Victor Oladipo his just due. George says Oladipo is the new face of his old team. Despite missing 11 of 14 shot attempts last night, PG and the OKC Thunder left Indy with..." December 14

  • Report: Rival executives still expect Paul George to leave Thunder for Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George has been pretty open about his plans. He told plenty of people – including the Pacers – he planned to leave for the Lakers in the summer of 2018. Even after the Thunder traded for him, George spoke of the lure of playing for his hometown team. Of course, George also left the door..." December 13

  • Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Is ‘Liking’ Tweets Criticizing Paul George Trade

    SLAM Online "The internet hot takes of the Paul George trade almost universally blasted Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard. Now Pritchard is getting the last laugh. " December 13

  • Paul George planned to try and help Pacers during his exit

    Clutch Points "In advance of his return to Indiana for a game against the Pacers, Paul George is reflecting on several aspects of his exit from the franchise that drafted him nearly a decade ago. One of the topics he touched on was whether he’s found closure in the months after he decided to leave, and..." December 13

  • Paul George Insists The Thunder’s Poor Play Has ‘Gotta Stop’ After Another Bad Loss

    Dime Magazine "Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they’re going to get better, but the losses keep coming. The Thunder dropped another game Monday night to the Charlotte Hornets, a 116-103 loss at home where they gave up a whopping 63 points in the second half to blow a lead and spark another round of..." December 12

  • Victor Oladipo tired of Paul George comparisons

    Fanrag Sports "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is tired of being compared to former Pacers superstar Paul George and wants everyone to move on from the trade that sent George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Clifton Brown of The Indianapolis Star. “I’m kind of getting sick and tired of the..." December 11

  • Victor Oladipo: Criticism Of Pacers For Paul George Trade Bothers Me

    Real GM Basketball "Victor Oladipo was traded during the month of June during each of the past two years. First, Oladipo was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder and again by the Thunder to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo was informed of the trade by a friend, who had read about it on..." November 29

  • Report: Paul George expected to play vs. Magic

    247 Sports "Good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as forward Paul George is expected to play when the team takes on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, per ESPN's Royce Young. There was some concern about George's status for the game after he missed practice on Monday after being diagnosed with an..." November 28

  • Paul George says the Thunder are "starting to come together"

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder have been up-and-down throughout the first 14 games this season. However, the Thunder are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Most recently, Oklahoma City defeated the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night. Star forward Paul George said after the game that..." November 16

  • Cavs Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "During their trade discussions in June involving Paul George, the Indiana Pacers asked for Kyrie Irving on several occasions and the Cleveland Cavaliers told them he wasn't available. Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder...." November 14

  • Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Billy Donovan Fined $15k for Criticizing Refs

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Wednesday that Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan were all fined $15,000 for criticizing officials following Sunday's 103-99 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to the Oklahoman's Erik Horne. The Associated Press' Brian..." November 08

  • Paul George on Thunder’s slow start: “We have a whole year to figure it out”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Oklahoma City Thunder have the second best defense in the NBA, allowing less than a point per possession (96.9 per 100 possessions). They are long, athletic, and have a big backstop in Steven Adams in the paint. Yet, they are just 4-6. Tuesday night, they lost to a Sacramento Kings team..." November 08

  • Paul George opens up about leaving Pacers: 'Things could have been done a lot better'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George says he is happy, but many Indiana Pacers fans remain unhappy with him. There was no way to reconcile those conflicting emotions, as George prepared to play his first game against the Pacers on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. George was smiling and had the aura of a man..." October 25

  • Paul George comments on Karl-Anthony Towns' illegal screen that officials didn't call

    Give Me Sport "The Minnesota Timberwolves have improved their record on the season to 2-1 thanks to a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, but many people believe their second win of the campaign came in controversial fashion. With four seconds remaining on the clock, Carmelo Anthony had..." October 23

  • Paul George to give OKC chance to re-sign him; Lakers could be left in lurch

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder's chances of keeping Paul George beyond this season have gone up slightly. According to David Aldridge of TNT, George will grant the Thunder an audience this summer when he's making his final free agency decision. He is said to be impressed with the..." October 02

  • Paul George sharing early ownership of Thunder

    The Oklahoman "Paul George still is settling in, still is learning his team and his city. The Thunder forward is finding his fishing spots in Oklahoma City and learning Billy Donovan's coaching terminology and getting comfortable with a new set of teammates. But already, he's putting down roots on his new..." September 28

  • Paul George Upset with Way Pacers Traded Granger

    USA Today "The row of cardboard boxes said it all. Not far from Paul George’s new front door and all the fishing gear that was strewn throughout his three-story abode, the empty casings of at least a half-dozen big-screen televisions were a clear giveaway that he’s new in these parts. The Oklahoma City..." September 26

  • Paul George says he’s not set on Lakers in 2018: ‘Winning takes precedence’

    Larry Brown Sports "It may no longer be “Lakers or bust” for Paul George next summer. In an interview with Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports over the weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward commented on the possibility of joining the purple and gold as a free agent in 2018. “You ask anybody, and who wouldn’t..." September 25

  • Paul George says on Instagram he didn't expect the Pacers would trade him

    CBS Sports "Paul George had a rather active offseason. The future for George seemed up in the air after not making All-NBA and a first-round exit from the playoffs. How could the Pacers possibly keep him with the current status of their team? Well, turns out they couldn't because George reportedly informed..." September 23

  • Paul George says he “Didn’t know I was gonna be traded”

    Pro Basketball Talk "As I have pointed out before here on NBC Sports, I really do love watching NBA marketing unfold in front of me. Some of it — like Kobe Bryant’s weird post career legacy massaging — is downright impressive. Other instances are not quite as sly. Enter newest Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul..." September 22

  • Could Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Paul George form superteam with Lakers?

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way LeBron James is going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a Western Conference team is if said Western Conference team would have an immediate shot at competing with the Golden State Warriors. As rumors continue to pile up, it sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers have an outside chance..." September 18

  • Paul George on MVP: “I’m going for it”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Could the Thunder have back-to-back MVPs? Paul George, the All-Star forward who was traded to the Thunder this summer, was at the unveiling of the new Thunder statement jerseys Friday (I like the OKC ones). While there he spoke to NBATV and was asked about the MVP. Can George put up the..." September 16

  • Steven Adams happy to have 'good guy' Paul George on board as a Thunder buddy "The hoops world looks at Paul George and recognises mad talent and athleticism that can lift the Oklahoma City Thunder from pretenders to contenders. Steven Adams just sees a "good dude" who has what it takes to fit into his new home. It all depends on your perspective, of course. George is..." August 29

  • Smaller-market teams supporting Pacers in tampering case against Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indiana Pacers are embarking on a noble crusade for the little guy — at least in the eyes of their peers on the NBA totem pole. According to a report by Bob Kravitz of WTHR on Monday, smaller-market teams are supporting the Pacers in their case against the Los Angeles Lakers for allegedly..." August 22

  • Paul George-Lakers tampering investigation reportedly centered around Magic

    CBS Sports "Late Saturday evening, it was reported by Peter Vescey that the Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George. Indiana had its hand forced when George reportedly informed the front office he didn't plan to re-sign and his preferred destination was the Lakers. The Pacers..." August 20

  • NBA confirms Lakers under investigation for potential tampering with Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is not a member of the the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet. The California native has one year to go on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers. Rumors have been swirling for months about whether George would stay in Indiana, a new city, or..." August 20

  • LeBron James’ Refusal To Commit To Cavs Cost Them Paul George

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers need help to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, that much is clear. And while the Cavs reportedly tried to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers this offseason, it appears that LeBron James might be the reason the deal wasn’t completed. FOX..." August 20

  • Pacers file tampering charges against Lakers over Paul George

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers have reportedly filed charges against the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with Paul George before the All-Star was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Per NBA journalist Peter Vecsey, Pacers owner Herb Simon filed the charges against the Lakers, and the NBA hired an..." August 20

  • Kevin Durant: Playing Against Russ, PG, Adams ‘Is Going To Suck’

    SLAM Online "Warriors star Kevin Durant is not looking forward to playing against the Thunder’s Big Three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams next season. In an interview with The Athletic, Durant said that facing OKC “is going to suck” for every team in the NBA, including his Warriors:..." August 11

  • Warriors preparing to make a run for Paul George

    CBS Sports "Paul George kindly informed the Indiana Pacers front office this offseason that he had no intentions of re-signing with the team when he hit the free-agent market in 2018, prompting a trade to send him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis the night..." August 10

  • Drew League turns down Paul George’s request to play in playoffs

    Yardbarker "Most organizations would roll out the red carpet in order to have an NBA star like Paul George make an appearance for them. But that’s not necessarily the case with the Drew League. The famed Los Angeles-based Pro-Am league actually declined Paul George’s request to play in a playoff game on..." August 07

  • Paul George & Daniela Rajic Enjoy Yankees Game; How They Went From PG Bribing Her for Abortion to Happy Home

    Black Sports Online "One of the oddest stories I have ever covered. Paul George had a one night stand on a yacht with stripper Daniela Rajic. She ends up getting pregnant off the one night stand but PG is skeptical. He tries to bribe her with $1 million to have an abortion, she calls him out on social media, he..." August 02

  • Cavs' Paul George Trade Fell Apart On Pick Protections

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers had Kyrie Irving as their No. 1 target when working on a Paul George trade in June. The Pacers were willing to trade George for Irving straight-up, but the Cavaliers declined the offer several times. Cleveland instead worked with the Pacers on a three-way trade involving..." July 28

  • Report: Pacers offered Paul George for Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers think they were close to trading for Paul George, a text message away from completing a three-team trade with the Pacers and Nuggets that would have sent Kevin Love to Denver. But Cleveland could’ve ensured itself George, whom Indiana ultimately dealt to the Thunder. All the Cavs..." July 25