Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • NBA exec thinks Paul George could be ‘sleeper’ trade for Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics missed out on trading for DeMarcus Cousins over the weekend, though reports have indicated they were never actually interested. Now that Cousins has gone to the New Orleans Pelicans, most of the rumors regarding the Celtics have revolved around Jimmy Butler. But what about..." February 21

  • George noncommittal on Pacers extension: 'I want to compete for something'

    ESPN "All-Star forward Paul George said Friday that he still longs to lead the Indiana Pacers to their first NBA championship but stopped short of guaranteeing that he will sign the lucrative contract extension that the team is expected to offer him this summer. Asked about the estimated $219 million..." February 17

  • Celtics Pursuing Paul George, Jimmy Butler Deals

    NESN "The Boston Celtics need another superstar to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship. As the Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, it appears Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge still is aiming high..." February 09

  • Paul George recovers from "dark moment" to become All Star again

    USA Today "For the first two months of the NBA season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was in a funk. “I was in a dark moment, a low moment,” he said. “I had a bunch of ankle injuries going on. The team wasn’t meshing well. The chemistry between myself and Jeff (Teague) wasn’t where it should’ve been...." February 06

  • Paul George Returning to Form

    Basketball Insiders "Although his numbers are down in a couple of statistical categories this season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was named to his fourth All-Star game last week by NBA coaches. By no means does that mean he doesn’t deserve to be an All-Star, it’s rather an indication on how he struggled at the..." February 04

  • Paul George: 'I don't think booing is the solution'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George hears you, Pacers fans. He hears you booing, and he wants you to know: He gets it. But it doesn’t help. “They pay their money, their hard-earned money to watch us play. They got the right to do whatever they want," George said after practice Tuesday. "It doesn’t hurt me. It..." January 25

  • Pacers remain ‘optimistic’ about retaining Paul George long term

    Sportsnaut "Despite Paul George’s frustration with the Indiana Pacers’ current season, the franchise remains hopeful it will retain him long after this season. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Pacers believe they can keep George on board for years to come thanks to a new rule that is..." January 07

  • Pacers' George sounds off on 'frustrating' season

    Indianapolis Star "They're zero for their last four. Longest active losing streak in the NBA. They're three games below .500. Furthest they've dipped below even all season. They've dropped games to Miami, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Dallas, the five worst teams, by record, in the NBA. Yet Thursday..." December 30

  • NBA fines Paul George, Pacers’ coach for ripping referees after loss to Bulls

    Fox Sports "Paul George was fined $15,000 for his public criticism of the officiating following a Dec. 26 loss to the Bulls, the NBA announced on Wednesday. Pacers head coach Nate McMillan was fined $10,000 for his remarks, which weren’t nearly as inflammatory as those of his player. George had plenty to..." December 29

  • Paul George: Pacers don't get calls, are like NBA's 'little brother'

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers star Paul George says his team is the "little brother" of the NBA. George voiced his frustration regarding a lack of foul calls after Monday's 90-85 loss to the Chicago Bulls. George finished the game with 14 points in 39 minutes, but it was the fact that he went to the free throw..." December 27

  • Report: Pacers telling teams they’re not even open to trading Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before the season, Pacers president Larry Bird said Indiana had a standing max-contract offer for Paul George. But with the Pacers hovering around .500, would they reconsider building around George? Could they trade him before he opts out in 2018? Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast..." December 20

  • Pacers Rebuffing Inquiries On Paul George

    Hoops Rumors "As we approach NBA trade season, teams around the league are keeping an eye out for star players who could hit the market before this year’s deadline. That search has led multiple teams to check in with the Pacers about the potential availability of Paul George, but the Pacers are strongly..." December 14

  • Kevin Durant calls Pacers’ Paul George his ‘favorite player’

    San Francisco Chronicle "The similarities are obvious: They’re both All-Star small forwards with laid-back personalities, silky jump shots and dogged work ethics. It is the foundation of a bond based on mutual respect. Because when the Warriors host the Pacers on Monday night, Kevin Durant will not only match up..." December 05

  • Pacers' George led players-only meeting on Thanksgiving

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers gathered in the paint. They stood together in a circle inside an empty Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thanksgiving. They needed to discuss their future by themselves. Coach Nate McMillan nor any of his assistants allowed. The man who initiated and led the meeting pointed to..." November 26

  • Battered Pacers expect to face Thunder without Paul George, C.J. Miles

    Indianapolis Star "Able-bodied players for coach Nate McMillan to use during the Indiana Pacers’ practice Saturday were hard to find. The team’s schedule, at least for the next week or so, also appears rather daunting. Those two factors, in essence, led McMillan to use Saturday as a recovery day for his..." November 20

  • Paul George To Undergo MRI On Left Ankle

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George will sit out the Indiana Pacers' game on Friday against the Phoenix Suns with a left ankle injury. George will undergo an MRI on Saturday." November 19

  • Paul George fined $15k for kicking ball into stands

    Sportsnaut "The NBA has officially responded to Paul George’s now infamous kicked ball into the stands following a foul call he disagreed with. The Indiana Pacers forward will have to pay out $15,000 for the mistake, which we have to assume he’ll never make again. There is just no wiggle room allowed for..." November 08

  • Paul George after Hornets’ assault: ‘We’re kind of just lifeless.’

    Indianapolis Star "They landed in Charlotte, N.C., motivated by last season. The Indiana Pacers, for two days, discussed and thought about how the Hornets swept them a year ago. Paul George, Myles Turner and Monta Ellis felt they owed it to themselves to have a better performance Monday in the first game this season..." November 08

  • Paul George apologizes for kicked ball that led to ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George left Saturday’s game against the Bulls early after an incident involving a fan. During the third quarter, George appeared to be frustrated at a foul call and kicked the bouncing basketball towards the stanchion. However, the ball did not hit the basket support and instead hit a..." November 06

  • Paul George: My Only Goal Is Playing For A Championship

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has the chance to spend his entire career with the Indiana Pacers, something the franchise would certainly welcome. George can become a free agent in 2018. “Guys want to play with guys,” George said. “I think I have a better chance to accomplish that given Reggie (Miller) and the..." October 26

  • Paul George says Pacers capable of scoring 115 points a night

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers ran fast, scored 113 points Tuesday and won their preseason opener over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers’ performance pleased new coach Nate McMillan. The Pacers’ reward Wednesday for such a performance? A grueling, two-hour practice back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – more..." October 06

  • Paul George says 'this is my year' to win MVP

    Fox Sports "The race for MVP in the NBA this season feels more wide open than it has in the past. And Paul George believes the door might be open for him to sneak in. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio (via NBC Sports), George made it clear that it's an individual goal for him to win the MVP this..." September 29

  • Larry Bird: Paul George will get max contract if he wants it

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like the Indiana Pacers signing Paul George to a max contract is a matter of when, not if. According to Larry Bird, the Pacers have something of a standing offer of a max deal to George, who can sit down and talk about it with them at his leisure." September 25

  • Pacers Ready to Sign Paul George to Max Deal

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird told Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star that he feels star Paul George is a max contract player. Per Taylor, Bird added he and George discussed a possible deal over the summer and that the team will agree to a max deal when George is ready." September 21

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson stays in summer pad with Pacers' Paul George

    Detroit Free Press "It was a good plan. Good friends and Central Division rivals Reggie Jackson and Paul George agreed to split the cost of renting a place just south of Los Angeles during the summer. Sensible, since George is a California guy and Jackson conducts his off-season workout regimen on the West..." September 21

  • Paul George is giving away 5,000 tickets to WNBA legend's last regular-season game

    Fox Sports "After 16 seasons, 10 All-Star selections, a Finals MVP and league title, WNBA icon Tamika Catchings will play her final regular-season game for the Indiana Fever this Sunday. Catchings, now 37 years old and just a few weeks removed from winning her fourth Olympic gold medal with Team USA, will..." September 15