Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    Stuff.co "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

  • Report: Cavaliers were close to trading for Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers were reportedly close to trading for Jimmy Butler. He apparently wasn’t the only star to slip through Cleveland’s grasp this offseason. Though their pursuit of Butler reportedly fell apart when they ousted general manager David Griffin before the draft, the Cavs stayed in the..." July 18

  • Pacers wanted Klay Thompson for Paul George

    San Jose Mercury News "Dealing away Klay Thompson was clearly a non-starter for the Warriors, even when the return package included Paul George. Still, George spent some time thinking about what it would be like to join Golden State. That was before the Pacers traded George to the Thunder, of course. But George..." July 13

  • Paul George: ‘Of course’ I wanted to play in Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George always seemed to realize he couldn’t control where he’d play next season. The Pacers could have kept him, hoping he’d make an All-NBA team and giving them a chance to offer a super-max contract. They could have traded him to the Celtics or Cavaliers or Rockets. They obviously did deal..." July 13

  • Paul George will consider ‘everything’ in free agency next summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder were willing to risk trading for Paul George even if they only get to keep him for one season, though George insists he has not made up his mind about where he will end up next summer. And those close to him say the star swingman is not lying. Royce Young of ESPN says..." July 12

  • Paul George says Kevin Durant sold him on OKC: 'That place will blow you away'

    CBS Sports "All-Star forward Paul George, who was traded to the Thunder shortly after the NBA Draft, has already been sold on the organization from an unlikely face who left town for greener pastures a year ago: Kevin Durant. "KD was like, 'That place will blow you away,'" George told Sports Illustrated..." July 11

  • Paul George Doesn't Sound So Sure About the Lakers

    The Big Lead "Paul George will spend the 2017-2018 NBA season as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the end of the season, George will be a free agent and all indications point to him then signing a deal with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. It’s as close to a guaranteed outcome as there is in sports. At..." July 11

  • Pacers officially trade Paul George to Thunder for Oladipo, Sabonis

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder officially finalized the trade between the teams on Thursday that is sending Paul George to the Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. "We feel very strongly about the potential Victor and Domantas bring to our team and what..." July 06

  • Why Paul George is ideal Kevin Durant replacement for Thunder

    Sporting News "Two weeks after it was first reported that Paul George planned to leave the Pacers in the summer of 2018, the franchise traded him to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The move came as a surprise to many around the NBA. George had been linked to a number of contenders since..." July 05

  • The Pacers Trading Paul George For Nothing May Go Down as an All-Time Bad NBA Trade

    The Big Lead "The Atlanta Hawks allegedly offered four 1st round picks – none in the lottery – to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George. They were told no. Depending on whom you talk to, the Boston Celtics allegedly offered two starters (Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley or Jae Crowder) and two 1st round picks – at..." July 02

  • Did Pacers have to lose Paul George trade this badly?

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers weren’t going to trade Paul George and win. That just wasn’t going to happen, so let’s not hold Pacers president Kevin Pritchard to an unfair standard and whine that he didn’t get an equitable return for arguably the most talented player in franchise history. Equitable wasn’t..." July 01

  • Celtics reportedly offered multiple 1st-round picks for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge has been widely ridiculed for seemingly refusing to part with draft picks and acquire difference-making players on the trade market. Many pushed them to trade for Jimmy Butler and Paul George, but both players went elsewhere. Butler is now with Minnesota, and George..." July 01

  • Thunder Trade For Paul George From Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded for Paul George from the Indiana Pacers for a package including Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers have been attempting to trade George after he informed management he intended to leave the franchise in 2018 to join the Los Angeles Lakers." July 01

  • Celtics not including Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, 2018 1st-rounders in trade talks for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have no intentions of letting go of their youth, not even for an All-Star like Paul George. President Danny Ainge is reportedly not willing to include forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, this and last year’s No. 3 overall picks in the draft. Ainge has also halted any..." July 01

  • Rockets GM hints at making move for Paul George or Carmelo Anthony

    Sporting News "The Rockets have made seven trades before the start of free agency, including a blockbuster deal for Clippers guard Chris Paul. But GM Daryl Morey says his front office isn't done trying to add another superstar. In fact, that's part of why Houston made so many trades Wednesday and..." June 30

  • Paul George Is Still Signing With the Lakers in 2018

    The Big Lead "Little bit of breaking news on the Friday before a holiday weekend. Paul George, who still has one year remaining on his contract with the Indiana Pacers, plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent next summer. It turns out that George grew up in Palmdale, California,..." June 30

  • Wizards Interested in Otto Porter For Paul George Sign-and-Trade

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards would reportedly have interest in a sign-and-trade deal for Paul George centered around Otto Porter and a future draft pick. Washington has been weighing their options with Porter, who will command a lucrative contract as a restricted free agent. According to ESPN’s..." June 30

  • Paul George 'intrigued' by idea of playing with Gordon Hayward

    CBS Sports "Boston is reportedly looking to add both Paul George and Gordon Hayward this offseason, and to the pleasure of Celtics fans, George finds the idea of playing with Utah's star free agent 'intriguing,' according to a report from ESPN. George has informed Indiana he won't re-sign with the team..." June 30

  • Kyrie Irving could go to Jazz in potential Paul George trade

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s NBA offseason rumor time, and we may have our craziest trade rumor yet. SiriusXM NBA host Mitch Lawrence reported on Twitter Thursday that the Cavs, Jazz and Pacers are talking about a potential 3-way trade that would send Paul George and George Hill to Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving to the..." June 30

  • Paul George Getting Traded West Would Leave the East Historically Devoid of Stars

    The Big Lead "With Jimmy Butler going West to the Timberwolves, and Paul George being linked to the Nuggets (unlikely), Rockets (possible), and Lakers (likely), I’m struggling to put together an All-Star team in the East. Maybe Gordon Hayward heads to the Celtics, but he might stay with the Jazz. And what if..." June 30

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Pacers Want From Celtics For Paul George Trade

    NESN "There might be a hitch in the Boston Celtics’ master offseason plan. The C’s reportedly are hoping to sign soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward and then trade for the Pacers’ Paul George, who’s made it abundantly clear that he wants out of Indiana. The good news for the Celtics is they..." June 29

  • Celtics believe Pacers' price for George too high

    Lakers Nation "The Indiana Pacers continue to weigh their options regarding the seemingly imminent trade of superstar Paul George. Team president Kevin Pritchard has received numerous calls from teams all over the NBA with interest in George but has yet to make a decision on which proposed trade package to take..." June 29

  • Rockets Still Trying To Trade For Paul George Following Chris Paul Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are still attempting to acquire a third star following their trade for Chris Paul. The Rockets have been in pursuit of a trade for Paul George." June 28

  • Celtics Have Increasing Confidence In Paul George Extension

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have an increasing level of confidence in their ability to sign Paul George to a contract extension. George has been believed to prefer to join the Los Angeles Lakers either via trade or in the offseason of 2018." June 27

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s The Celtics’ Offer To Pacers For Paul George Trade

    NESN "The Boston Celtics reportedly are hoping to make a splash once NBA free agency starts. The C’s have a plan in place to acquire soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward and then trade with the Indiana Pacers for Paul George, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There was a lot of..." June 27

  • Paul George trying to recruit Klay Thompson, LeBron James to join him on Lakers

    Sportsnaut "Paul George still has his eyes firmly set on a move to the west coast in 2018. As he looks towards his potential future with the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s reportedly already recruiting players to join him in Southern California. One of those players is Klay Thompson, according to Kelenna..." June 27

  • Celtics Trying To Land Gordon Hayward And Paul George This Summer

    CBS Boston "The Boston Celtics will aggressively pursue signing Gordon Hayward in free agency and landing Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. And it looks like Adam Kaufman was onto something this weekend. Kaufman reported that he was “hearing” the..." June 27

  • John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall admitted he is attempting to recruit Paul George to the Washington Wizards. "I am talking to some guys, Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told The Undefeated before the NBA Awards on Monday night. The..." June 27

  • Pacers didn’t want Love in potential trade with Cavs for George

    Cavs Nation "Since falling short in the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a busy team behind closed doors, trying to improve the roster through the trade market. One of the Cavaliers’ primary trade target has been All-Star forward Paul George from the..." June 27

  • Myles Turner Says Paul George Has to Do What's Best for Him Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner said he does not take teammate Paul George's desire to move on from the team—either next summer in free agency or via trade—personally. "PG has to do what's best for him and his family," Turner told HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy (h/t NBA.com). "He's from L.A., so I..." June 26

  • Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade involving Paul George, Kevin Love

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to pursue a trade for Paul George and will be leading contenders for Carmelo Anthony's services, should Anthony secure an offseason buyout from the New York Knicks, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way..." June 26