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 trade talks involving their 2018 first-round selections from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe — greatly reducing the list of attractive assets they can offer for George. New Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard has proved to be just as tough of a customer as his predecessor Larry Bird, asking for both first-rounders as well as starting-caliber players in exchange for the sought-after talisman. The Celtics were reportedly working on acquiring soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward as a top priority and using him as yet another piece to entice George to possibly re-sign with the team if they end up acquiring his services.
Celtics not including Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, 2018 1st-rounders in trade talks for Paul George
Clutch Points | Jul 1