Kenny Smith provides analysis of Paul George's trade to the LA Clippers. The Pacers’ decision to trade … How can the Lakers make a George trade work? They wouldn’t even get a meeting with the All-Star. I picture myself in a Lakers jersey."

This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Los Angeles Lakers or NBA Properties LLC. Could Trae Young and LaMelo Ball fit in the same backcourt in Atlanta? Ironic, and devastating to L.A. George made it even worse in his post signing interviews, saying things like “had I played one more year in Indy, I would have been in a Lakers uniform,” and “I wanted to come (to LA) a year ago, prior to going to OKC. When questioned on this, George said these conversations were “mostly about fishing”. Like as cheap as the Warriors did. That was balls to go against L.A. Paul George twisted the knife for Lakers fans Tuesday, confirming that he did want to play for Lakers before being traded to the Thunder. Adding insult to the Paul George injury, the Lakers were investigated that August for talking behind closed doors to a player they didn’t even get, AKA the infamous and common “tampering” charge. It was a risky gamble for Thunder general manager Sam Presti when he traded for George. Now they’re looking at a reality of James and a cast of rogue veterans joining the young core of Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram instead of the what-could-have-been of James, Cousins and George joining forces to challenge the Golden State Warriors’ reign in the West. George, Westbrook and then-teammate Carmelo Anthony, however, lost to the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs in six games. So, I picked up things late with the team. For the second time, the hometown kid had shattered his team’s heart. Nachdem George zwei Jahre an der Fresno State Universität gespielt hatte, wurde er bei der NBA-Draft 2010 an 10. On the bright side, there’s still hope for Kawhi Leonard, even if that now feels like prospect for another year. And whenever there is an arms race, the Lakers are there.

Of their two stars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, it’s George who is viewed as more expendable. Little did the Lakers know Paul George had already made up his mind weeks before the previous season had even come to a close. 2 pick in the 2017 draft or Brandon Ingram,” Wojnarowski said on The Woj Pod.

The general thought process was George to OKC was a rental, and the Lakers would snap him up in one year. They tried it, tested their luck and Sam came up lucky," George said. Clearly it was championship or bust, as the underperformance cost Rivers his job.

“The Pacers would’ve done a deal to trade Paul George to the Lakers if they got the No. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy. Tom Penn goes to the touch screen to break down how the Lakers could match up with the Pacers in a trade for Paul George. "I kind of felt good where we were at. Before that trade, George was most intrigued by the thought of being dealt to the Lakers. Instead, the Lakers were misled, ignored and arguably screwed over by PG-13. However, the Pacers had other ideas.

Stelle von den Indiana Pacers ausgewählt. "But it wasn't overstated. They’re currently without a head coach, and they have a roster anchored by two stars who could leave after the 2021 season.

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But after the Pacers dealt the five-time All-Star to the Oklahoma City Thunder instead last year, he fell in love with his new team and playing with Russell Westbrook before eventually agreeing to a four-year, $137 million contract extension this past offseason. Report: Jason Kidd 'not part of' New Orleans Pelicans head coach search, Report: Lonzo Ball 'moving on' from Big Baller Brand, company's run as footwear brand 'over', LaMelo Ball officially introduced as latest PUMA Basketball athlete, Report: Jason Kidd a head coach candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. By: Jacob Rude. Ira Winderman: It's looking like a read-and-react offseason for Miami Heat, Chris Paul deserves more credit for NBA bubble, finishing season, NBA All-Star Game locations: 2021, 2022 and beyond, LeBron James Wears the Watch of a Champion, Richard Gere's Secret To A Happy Marriage, UFC's Guram Kutateladze calls out own split-decision win as 'No. 1 pick for ‘win-now player’ Minnesota Timberwolves [ October 14, 2020 ] This Celtics-Pacers blockbuster would send Victor Oladipo to Boston Atlantic Division [ October 14, 2020 ] 3 trade packages that would send Joel Embiid to the Warriors Golden State Warriors To be fair, the team ended up with a pretty good consolation prize. Paul George informed the Pacers front office he did not intend to resign with the team when his contract ended in 2018 season. Here are four teams who should put in a call to the Clippers about a George trade. Get the latest odds, analysis, and insights at Yahoo Sportsbook. Is Lonzo Ball the newest contestant, Whatchamacallit, on Fox's 'The Masked Singer'? pic.twitter.com/oxazfalYYE. George was disappointed that the Lakers did not value him enough to make the trade with the Pacers at the time, a source said. "It was a hell of a gamble.

The Los Angeles Lakers have added JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson in a bizarre set of roster decisions since signing LeBron James. 1 pick, This Lakers-Thunder trade teams up Chris Paul with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, 5 teams who should consider trading for Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, on Golden State Warriors: The Early Case For Stephen Curry To Be MVP in 2018-2019, on Oklahoma City Thunder: 4 Bold Predictions for the 2018-19 NBA Season, Golden State Warriors: The Early Case For Stephen Curry To Be MVP in 2018-2019, 3 reasons the Los Angeles Clippers should consider trading Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder: 4 Bold Predictions for the 2018-19 NBA Season. Trading for George now would obviously come at a cost for the Lakers, but it would also insulate them from the possibility that another team gambles on a one-season rental with the highly coveted two-way swingman and uses a successful season to persuade George to stay. The Raptors were just coming off a championship, but their best player was a free agent. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft or forward Brandon Ingram, a source said. But it wasn’t enough for George to give the Lakers his talents.

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The Lakers have been adamant that they will not part with the No. Looking ahead to the NBA offseason, here are four teams who should call the Los Angeles Clippers about a potential Paul George trade. On the other hand, George has an adoring L.A. fanbase, even if it might not be as loud or as prominent as the Lakers. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard simply were not enough this year. We’ll see who ends up with the final word. These comments did the opposite of what George intended. One team source went as far Tuesday as saying there's "zero chance" they'd ‎surrender Thursday night's No. Franchises back down from promises just like players do. The Lakers reportedly could have pulled off a trade for George, but they were unwilling to let go with two of their most coveted assets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Lakeshow thought so, too… not that he was going to ship out to China, but that he’d be joining the famed purple and gold. After a disappointing season a year ago, the […]. “The Pacers would’ve done a deal to trade Paul George to the Lakers if they got the No.