Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cavs no longer pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler

    Cavs Nation "As most basketball fans know, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been engaged in trade talks with Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George over the last few days. However, a bit of new information has emerged with regards to the matter. According to ESPN’s Brian..." June 22

  • Insider: Trade involving Paul George before Thursday’s draft no longer imminent

    Indianapolis Star "An Indiana Pacers’ trade involving Paul George being completed before Thursday’s NBA draft doesn’t appear imminent. The Pacers, according to multiple league sources, are considering several trade offers for George, but the team doesn’t feel pressure to get a deal done by Thursday. New team..." June 22

  • David Griffin left behind proposals for Cavaliers to trade for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin left for his successors potential trades to bring either Chicago's Jimmy Butler or Indiana's Paul George to the team, sources told, and one or more deals Griffin constructed could happen without him. In either case, a third team would..." June 21

  • The Kings Turned Down A Lottery Pick Swap With The Lakers, Denying L.A. Paul George

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be working really hard in an attempt to get Paul George sometime in the near future. Earlier on Tuesday, the team decided to ship D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov’s unfavorable contract to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez’s expiring deal and a late first..." June 21

  • Paul George Trade Rumors: Cavs, Clippers, Rockets, Lakers, Wizards Among Suitors

    Bleacher Report "We knew the list of Paul George suitors would be long. Now we have a handful of teams that have reportedly had tangible discussions with the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday's NBA draft. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards..." June 20

  • Lakers, Pacers discussing Paul George trade ahead of draft

    SI "The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers have opened up discussions about a potential Paul George trade in the run-up to Thursday’s NBA draft, according to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. It came to light this week through multiple reports that George had informed the Pacers of his..." June 20

  • Larry Bird reluctant to trade Paul George to Lakers because of Celtics rivalry?

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Larry Bird reluctant to trade Paul George to the Lakers because of his hated rivalry with the Western Conference team dating back to his days with the Boston Celtics? That’s what one plugged-in reporter is saying. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Indiana might not want to help the..." June 20

  • Lakers Favor Drafting Lonzo Ball, With an Eye on Paul George, LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "For a Los Angeles Lakers franchise that has lost Kobe Bryant and a historic number of games over the past four seasons, the increasing likelihood that Paul George soon arrives and the possibility that LeBron James eventually joins him is a testament to how the power of the brand holds..." June 19

  • LeBron-to-the-Lakers in 2018 Would Be Great for the NBA, Especially if Paul George Joins Him

    The Big Lead "We know the Warriors are set for a couple more years. We know the Cavs are set for one more year, though there will be some tinkering. As much fun as it is to speculate about the departure of Kevin Love, it’s much more likely the Cavs just make tweaks to the roster, like bringing in a 3-and-D guy..." June 19

  • 5 trades the Lakers should immediately offer the Pacers in exchange for Paul George

    Fox Sports "Paul George has reportedly informed the Pacers that he'll leave in free agency at the conclusion of the 2018 season, and his preferred destination is in Los Angeles as a member of the Lakers. Indiana wil almost certainly try to trade George before the season begins, and Magic Johnson should..." June 19

  • Sources say Clippers interested in Paul George trade

    Sporting News "Back at the NBA trade deadline, the Pacers did not take seriously the notion that star forward Paul George was already contemplating his escape from Indiana. Enough rumors and innuendo had spread that executives around the league were calling the Pacers' front office, and while the team fielded..." June 19

  • Pacers reach out to Cavs about possible Paul George deal

    ESPN "After superstar Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team, the Pacers began shopping George's services this weekend, including a phone call to the Cleveland Cavaliers, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. George reportedly told Indiana he..." June 19

  • Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018

    ESPN "Paul George has told the Indiana Pacers that he will not re-sign with the club after next season and the All-Star forward would prefer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when he is a free agent 2018, The Vertical reported Sunday. If George, 27, were to sign with the Lakers, it would mark a..." June 19

  • Paul George tells Pacers he plans to leave in 2018, targets Lakers

    SI "All-Star forward Paul George has reportedly told the Pacers that he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and may look at signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. His agent, Aaron Mintz, wanted to be forthright on his plans to the..." June 18

  • George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'

    ESPN "Paul George says he is committed to playing for the Indiana Pacers next season. After that, it's anybody's guess. The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only NBA arena he's..." June 17

  • Paul George not planning on talking with LeBron this summer

    Yardbarker "The era of the NBA superteam is upon us, which has left many wondering what kinds of moves the Cleveland Cavaliers can make to compete with the Golden State Warriors. Given that Paul George will be a free agent after next year, some have speculated that the Cavs could make a run at him. But for..." June 16

  • Paul George Says He Plans to Play Out Contract with Pacers

    Bleacher Report "Paul George told reporters Thursday he plans to play out the remainder of his deal with the Indiana Pacers before he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018, according to the Indianapolis Star's Nate Taylor. "I'm a Pacer," George said, per Taylor. "I'm under contract for next..." June 16

  • When Paul George Becomes Available, LA Lakers Better Have a Legit Squad in Place

    Bleacher Report "Clad in matching purple shirt and shorts, Earvin "Magic" Johnson put his arms around guard Jordan Clarkson, flashing his signature smile. The two shared a moment together on Monday at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility. Now heading into his fourth season, Clarkson was in the gym to work..." June 08

  • Pacers’ Paul George Expecting 2nd Child With Woman He Tried To Pay To Not Have The 1st One

    Total Pro Sports "I guess time heals all wounds. Three years ago, rumors were swirling about Paul George getting a stripper, Daniela Rajic, pregnant and then attempting to pay her $1 million to not have the baby. Rajic declined and gave birth to a baby-girl she named Olivia. Rajic then filed a paternity suit,..." June 08

  • Pacers reportedly not seeking trade offers for star Paul George yet

    CBS Sports "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..." June 06

  • Former Lakers Coach Says Team Will Make Move for Paul George Sooner Than Expected

    12 Up "​The NBA offseason hasn't officially started, but rumors are starting to heat up. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been a subject in many recent trade rumors and joining the Los Angeles Lakers could be a very real possibility. As it stands right now, George is under contract with the..." May 28

  • Trading Paul George to Lakers or Celtics aren't only options for Pacers

    CBS Sports "The person most upset about Paul George not getting All-NBA honors is definitely Paul George. George missed out on being eligible for an extension worth $70 million more if the media voting had deemed him one of the top six forwards in the league this season. But almost as upset as George..." May 22

  • D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle for Paul George is a Trade Lakers Fans Should Endorse

    The Big Lead "Paul George not making the All-NBA team essentially seals his fate in Indiana – why would the Pacers keep him this summer, and then risk losing him for nothing next summer? If you think Indiana can somehow put together a lineup that could get them to the Eastern Conference Finals next year and..." May 19

  • Damian Lillard Apparently Wants Paul George on Trail Blazers

    Bleacher Report "It appears Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard would welcome Indiana Pacers forward Paul George to the Northwest. While Lillard didn't directly comment on the matter via social media or any other platform Thursday, he did retweet a request from a fan hoping that the two will play..." May 19

  • Lakers Reportedly 'Pretty Confident' It'll Land Paul George in '18

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers believe they'll be able to sign Paul George as a free agent in the summer of 2018, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. George, 27, averaged 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in the 2016-17 season for the Indiana Pacers. He's set to become an unrestricted free..." May 18

  • The Hawks Reportedly Offered The Pacers A Crazy Number Of First Round Picks For Paul George

    Uproxx "Paul George missed out on the All-NBA teams that were announced on Thursday, which means the Pacers can’t offer him the super-max extension this offseason that would make him the richest player in the NBA, with a 5-year, $207 million deal. With the Pacers now only able to offer five years and $177..." May 18

  • Paul George, Gordon Hayward Miss Out on Super-Max Contracts After All-NBA Snubs

    Bleacher Report "With the NBA announcing the 15 players who have been named to the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward lost more than just recognition after missing out on the team. B/R's Howard Beck provided the list of this season's..." May 18

  • Paul George tweet creates stir

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George created a stir on Twitter Thursday morning when he replied to a tweet by Bleacher Report. The tweet he replied to included a link saying Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics should trade the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. George's reply didn't contain any text. The Celtics were rumored..." May 18

  • Paul George to work out with Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to acquire Paul George at some point over the next year or so, and Kobe Bryant may be in the best position to start the recruiting process. In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week, George was asked about the abundance of rumors..." May 16

  • Byron Scott: Lakers should trade for Paul George, offer up young players

    CBS Sports "Byron Scott was never a fan of the Lakers' young roster when he was Los Angeles' coach. He publicly blasted them and was notoriously fickle about giving them consistent minutes. With Kobe Bryant on a retirement tour it seemed like Scott was more interested in trying to give Bryant a happy farewell..." May 12

  • Suns Jared Dudley: ‘Paul George is not staying in Indiana’

    Sportsnaut "We will surely hear a ton of reports linking Paul George to potential trades once the NBA offseason gets going this summer. George himself wouldn’t commit to remaining with the Indiana Pacers long term after the team lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs last..." May 11

  • CJ McCollum Says Paul George ‘Would Look Good in Red and Black’

    SLAM Online "Last week, Blazers guard CJ McCollum was asked on twitter who he thinks Portland should go after in the offseason. McCollum responded with Paul George‘s handle “@Yg_Trece”. George has been the subject of trade rumors for seemingly the past year, and the Pacers reportedly were listening to..." May 04

  • Pacers president: Paul George, team ‘on the same page’

    Indianapolis Star "Larry Bird and Kevin Pritchard spoke with the media Monday morning in a season-closing press conference. Bird stepped down as the team's President of Basketball Operations, with Pritchard assuming the role. Bird said that he will remain with the organization for another year in a scouting role,..." May 01

  • C.J. McCollum says he wants the Blazers to go after Paul George this summer

    CBS Sports "Tampering just isn't a thing in the NBA anymore. If you're an executive and you contact an agent or player? Get ready for the swift hammer of justice from the league office. If you're an owner cozying up a potential free agent? Same thing. But a player? As a player you can openly talk to another..." April 29

  • Lakers Should Offer Pacers Brandon Ingram & #3 Pick For Paul George

    The Big Lead "Paul George vented plenty during Indiana’s 4-game sweep at the hands of LeBron and the Cavs, and Sunday might be the final time PG-13 played in a Pacers jersey. George is one of the 10 most talented players in the NBA. At 22, he went toe-to-toe with LeBron and the Heat, losing in Game 7 of the..." April 26

  • Danny Granger on Paul George: 'Can't fault him if he leaves Indiana,' he wants to win

    CBS Sports "The saga over where Paul George will play basketball after his contract with the Indiana Pacers ends next season started long ago, but with the Pacers being eliminated from the playoffs Sunday, and the offseason soon to arrive in full, the conversation is only going to pick up. Former Pacers..." April 26

  • Paul George and Lakers are NBA’s worst-kept secret

    New York Post "The Lakers and Paul George are doing this with all the subtlety of middle schoolers circling their crush. “OMG, no, we can’t tell Paul we like him! Jimmy, can you help me pass along a message?” That was new Lakers basketball boss Magic Johnson, in effect, during a taping last week of “Jimmy..." April 25

  • Paul George told former Pacers teammates he wanted to join the Lakers

    Sporting News "It didn’t take long for Magic Johnson to come to the realization that what he’s got in Laker-land isn’t enough to challenge for an NBA title. Anybody can see what he’s up against. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle aren’t going to take the Lakers where Magic wants them to go...." April 24

  • Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did everything in his power to keep his team competitive against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for George, he simply did not receive enough help from his supporting cast in what ended up being a four-game sweep by LeBron James and Co. It’s just a..." April 23

  • Chris Broussard envisions the worst possible Paul George scenario for Lakers fans

    Fox Sports "With each Pacers loss — particularly the gut-wrenching Game 3 in which they blew a 26-point lead — the belief that Paul George is done in Indy is gaining momentum. George is an L.A. native and has expressed interest in playing for the Lakers. He's set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018,..." April 22

  • George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Indiana Pacers star Paul George is attacking critics of his recent postgame comments. George calls the notion that he threw teammates under the bus “completely ignorant.” The four-time All-Star insists he was only trying to motivate other players to perform better after losing the first two..." April 20

  • Pacers' Paul George fires back at media's 'complete ignorance'

    Sporting News "After Game 2 of the Pacers' NBA playoff series against the Cavs, Paul George made comments about his teammates that many viewed as critical. He said Lance Stephenson needs to "control himself" and said Myles Turner needs to "take it to the next level." Numerous outlets ran with the quotes, but..." April 19

  • Paul George to Lance Stephenson after loss: 'Body language has to improve'

    ESPN "After another excruciating loss in which the Indiana Pacers nearly came all the way back from a late double-digit deficit before succumbing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul George had blunt criticism for more of his teammates. In the Pacers' Game 1 loss to the Cavs, it was CJ Miles whom George..." April 18

  • Miles: George's gripes justifiable, but 'I did what I was supposed to' on last shot "The doors to the Pacers’ practice swung open and almost instantly, the dispute over who should have taken Indiana’s last shot in Game 1 of the first-round series against Cleveland was settled. Larry Bird should have taken the last shot. OK, so Bird might not be the guy you’d look to in such..." April 17

  • Paul George upset he did not get final shot for Pacers

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George is not happy that he didn’t get the last chance to give the Pacers a win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday. With George being heavily guarded by Cleveland, C.J. Miles ended up taking the last shot for Indiana. He had a good look at the basket but..." April 16

  • George trade offers were aplenty, but Pacers didn't really consider any

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with IndyStar on Thursday, after the conclusion of the regular season. The wide-ranging conversation included Paul George, bringing the All-Star game to Indianapolis and, of course, Lance Stephenson: Question: What..." April 14

  • Paul George on the Cavs: 'It’s who I’ve wanted to matchup against'

    Indianapolis Star "The regular-season finale for the Indiana Pacers represented an opportunity to continue playing. A long, odd 82-game journey led to a pivotal finale — the chance to finish with a winning record, to extend their winning streak to five games and reach the NBA’s 16-team postseason..." April 14

  • Paul George Unhappy With ‘Sh–ty Officiating’

    SLAM Online "Paul George could live with Gerald Henderson’s antics Monday night—it was the refs’ incompetence that truly got under the All-Star forward’s skin. George was fed up with the “shitty officiating” in the Pacers’ critical 120-111 road win against the Sixers. PG and the Pacers head into the..." April 11

  • Lance Stephenson plans on tying Paul George to a chair to keep him with Pacers

    Sporting News "There's a lot of speculation about Paul George's future with the Pacers. Around the trade deadline, team president Larry Bird openly discussed how they were fielding calls for the All-Star, but eventually determined they wouldn't get enough in return to make a deal. With George set to be a free..." April 06

  • Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer's biggest prizes

    CBS Sports "NBA free agency this summer is light on likely star players who are going to be available. Russell Westbrook signed an extension. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are back with the Warriors no matter what. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to re-sign. So if you want to sign a star, where do..." April 04