referring to The Indiana Pacers have decided not to move forward Paul George at the 2017 trade deadline, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski:Indiana has passed on trade offers for Paul George and All-Star forward will remain with the Pacers, league sources tell @TheVertical.
This conversation could be revisited around draft time, of course, and waiting until after the lottery might have been the Pacers’ best move, anyway.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017George is one of the best players in Pacers history and a true, two-way star.
Until the Pacers, significantly improve or George publicly pledges to re-sign, the speculation won’t completely stop.
There was speculation about him before the deadline, though, because he has not committed to staying with the franchise long-term.
referring to However, Washington is one of the few teams that has made its first–round pick available in this perceived loaded draft.
The Nets can only really move Lopez for a legitimate first-round pick or promising young players.
Should some rotation player strike their fancy ahead of the deadline, the Warriors can’t offer any draft considerations earlier than their 2019 first–round pick.
Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesIndiana PacersThe Pacers are reportedly willing to to trade a first-round pick for help on the wing and frontline.
After DeMarcus Cousins migrated south to New Orleans and Serge Ibaka flew north of the border, the two biggest names of the NBA trade season may very well have already changed teams.
referring to Note: Noel would’ve been a smart gamble if it had cost an actual first–round pick.
The Atlanta Hawks made aggressive draft pick-centric trade offers for Paul George and Jimmy Butler today, league sources tell ESPN.
Source: better deal for Cousins 2 days’ earlier Vlade Divac referenced was from NO.
Atlanta Hawks | Grade: B+Trade: Two second–round picks for Ersan Ilyasova; didn’t trade Paul Millsap, tried to trade for Paul GeorgeThe Hawks deserve extra credit for ambition.
What’s most important is that George is frustrated, and if he’s not quite ready for a change, he’s getting there.
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