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 Indiana he didn't plan to return after his contract. George reportedly preferred the Lakers over anybody else and this made trade discussions difficult for Indiana. Eventually, they chose to cut bait from George and traded him to the Thunder. Now, George is on a potential contender and the Pacers can move on to a new era. Everybody's happy, right? Except George says he didn't know he was going to be traded.
Paul George says on Instagram he didn't expect the Pacers would trade him
CBS Sports | Sep 23