Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers Should Offer Pacers Brandon Ingram & #3 Pick For Paul George

    The Big Lead "Paul George vented plenty during Indiana’s 4-game sweep at the hands of LeBron and the Cavs, and Sunday might be the final time PG-13 played in a Pacers jersey. George is one of the 10 most talented players in the NBA. At 22, he went toe-to-toe with LeBron and the Heat, losing in Game 7 of the..." April 26

  • Danny Granger on Paul George: 'Can't fault him if he leaves Indiana,' he wants to win

    CBS Sports "The saga over where Paul George will play basketball after his contract with the Indiana Pacers ends next season started long ago, but with the Pacers being eliminated from the playoffs Sunday, and the offseason soon to arrive in full, the conversation is only going to pick up. Former Pacers..." April 26

  • Paul George and Lakers are NBA’s worst-kept secret

    New York Post "The Lakers and Paul George are doing this with all the subtlety of middle schoolers circling their crush. “OMG, no, we can’t tell Paul we like him! Jimmy, can you help me pass along a message?” That was new Lakers basketball boss Magic Johnson, in effect, during a taping last week of “Jimmy..." April 25

  • Paul George told former Pacers teammates he wanted to join the Lakers

    Sporting News "It didn’t take long for Magic Johnson to come to the realization that what he’s got in Laker-land isn’t enough to challenge for an NBA title. Anybody can see what he’s up against. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle aren’t going to take the Lakers where Magic wants them to go...." April 24

  • Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did everything in his power to keep his team competitive against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for George, he simply did not receive enough help from his supporting cast in what ended up being a four-game sweep by LeBron James and Co. It’s just a..." April 23

  • Chris Broussard envisions the worst possible Paul George scenario for Lakers fans

    Fox Sports "With each Pacers loss — particularly the gut-wrenching Game 3 in which they blew a 26-point lead — the belief that Paul George is done in Indy is gaining momentum. George is an L.A. native and has expressed interest in playing for the Lakers. He's set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018,..." April 22

  • George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Indiana Pacers star Paul George is attacking critics of his recent postgame comments. George calls the notion that he threw teammates under the bus “completely ignorant.” The four-time All-Star insists he was only trying to motivate other players to perform better after losing the first two..." April 20

  • Pacers' Paul George fires back at media's 'complete ignorance'

    Sporting News "After Game 2 of the Pacers' NBA playoff series against the Cavs, Paul George made comments about his teammates that many viewed as critical. He said Lance Stephenson needs to "control himself" and said Myles Turner needs to "take it to the next level." Numerous outlets ran with the quotes, but..." April 19

  • Paul George to Lance Stephenson after loss: 'Body language has to improve'

    ESPN "After another excruciating loss in which the Indiana Pacers nearly came all the way back from a late double-digit deficit before succumbing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul George had blunt criticism for more of his teammates. In the Pacers' Game 1 loss to the Cavs, it was CJ Miles whom George..." April 18

  • Miles: George's gripes justifiable, but 'I did what I was supposed to' on last shot

    NBA.com "The doors to the Pacers’ practice swung open and almost instantly, the dispute over who should have taken Indiana’s last shot in Game 1 of the first-round series against Cleveland was settled. Larry Bird should have taken the last shot. OK, so Bird might not be the guy you’d look to in such..." April 17

  • Paul George upset he did not get final shot for Pacers

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George is not happy that he didn’t get the last chance to give the Pacers a win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday. With George being heavily guarded by Cleveland, C.J. Miles ended up taking the last shot for Indiana. He had a good look at the basket but..." April 16

  • George trade offers were aplenty, but Pacers didn't really consider any

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with IndyStar on Thursday, after the conclusion of the regular season. The wide-ranging conversation included Paul George, bringing the All-Star game to Indianapolis and, of course, Lance Stephenson: Question: What..." April 14

  • Paul George on the Cavs: 'It’s who I’ve wanted to matchup against'

    Indianapolis Star "The regular-season finale for the Indiana Pacers represented an opportunity to continue playing. A long, odd 82-game journey led to a pivotal finale — the chance to finish with a winning record, to extend their winning streak to five games and reach the NBA’s 16-team postseason..." April 14

  • Paul George Unhappy With ‘Sh–ty Officiating’

    SLAM Online "Paul George could live with Gerald Henderson’s antics Monday night—it was the refs’ incompetence that truly got under the All-Star forward’s skin. George was fed up with the “shitty officiating” in the Pacers’ critical 120-111 road win against the Sixers. PG and the Pacers head into the..." April 11

  • Lance Stephenson plans on tying Paul George to a chair to keep him with Pacers

    Sporting News "There's a lot of speculation about Paul George's future with the Pacers. Around the trade deadline, team president Larry Bird openly discussed how they were fielding calls for the All-Star, but eventually determined they wouldn't get enough in return to make a deal. With George set to be a free..." April 06

  • Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer's biggest prizes

    CBS Sports "NBA free agency this summer is light on likely star players who are going to be available. Russell Westbrook signed an extension. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are back with the Warriors no matter what. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to re-sign. So if you want to sign a star, where do..." April 04

  • George on Stephenson: 'Can’t wait for him to get back in that jersey'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George heard the enthusiasm in Lance Stephenson’s voice. George and Stephenson, the former teammates, chatted on the phone Wednesday before the Indiana Pacers’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies. They reminisced, laughed and began, for the first time in four years, envisioning their future..." March 30

  • Paul George sounds like he wants out of Indiana — the Lakers should pounce

    Fox Sports "The Indiana Pacers are a mess. Just ask their superstar, Paul George. After the Pacers blew a fourth-quarter lead to the Timberwolves Tuesday — scoring only two points in the final 3:19 — George lit into his team through the media. “I’m pissed,” George said. “At this point in the season, you..." March 29

  • George on Pacers: ‘No Urgency’; ‘No Winning Pride’

    Basketball Insiders "The Indiana Pacers are the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, but a tough loss has Paul George questioning whether his team is built for a playoff push. “There’s no urgency, no sense of urgency, no winning pride,” George said" March 29

  • George 'would love to play' with Hayward

    12 Up "The Pacers are now three seasons removed from contending in back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana's window opened for a split second before LeBron James shut that down for good. The Pacers present team is shell of their former self and after two straight subpar seasons, Paul George is..." March 23

  • Paul George calls out Pacers for lack of toughness and chemistry

    Sportsnaut "To say that this season has not gone too swimmingly for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers would be an understatement. Indiana heads into Wednesday’s action with a pedestrian 36-34 record and is currently the sixth seed back east. More than their on-court performance, the drama surrounding the..." March 22

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told ESPN.com, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Cleveland Cavaliers GM, thought Boston Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler at trade deadline

    Mass Live "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believed at one point during the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics might land both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. During a podcast appearance with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Griffin fielded a question regarding a report the Cavaliers were on pins..." March 07

  • Larry Bird says Paul George trade rumors were ‘fake news’

    Fox Sports "Pacers president Larry Bird might be conducting a bit of damage control weeks after reports swirled about the club trying to gauge Paul George’s trade value. Though the four-time All-Star wasn’t dealt, George appeared frustrated hours after last month’s trade deadline, telling reporters he thought..." March 07

  • After tumultuous trade deadline, the Paul George trade drama is only beginning

    CBS Sports "In the aftermath of trade talks that arose around Thursday’s trade deadline involving Indiana Pacers star Paul George, the fallout sets up what could be a league-altering set of consequences. After the Pacers passed on offers for George, including reported proposals from Boston and Denver, George..." February 26

  • Paul George calls referee ‘puppet’ after questionable ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee after the game. George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second..." February 26

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • George frustrated Pacers didn't keep him in loop as deadline neared

    Indianapolis Star "Many within the Pacers’ organization — players and executives — felt a sense of relief when the NBA’s trade deadline passed Thursday and Paul George remained on the roster. That relief, however, was soon replaced by pressure. Mounting pressure. Enormous pressure. George will be in a..." February 24

  • Paul George reportedly determined to play for Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the reasons Paul George was so difficult to move before the NBA trade deadline is that there are reportedly only two teams he is interested in playing for — his current one and the Los Angeles Lakers. George is under contract with the Indiana Pacers through the 2017-2018 season. After..." February 23

  • Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman. According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have..." February 23

  • Report: Boston finally willing to put Nets pick in Paul George trade talks, still may not be enough

    Pro Basketball Talk "They are the two biggest pieces on the trade deadline day chess board: Boston has the rights to swap picks with Brooklyn’s first-round pick this season (and the Nets will finish with the worst record in the league), and then Boston owns the Brooklyn pick outright next season. So far, Boston..." February 23

  • Sources: Lakers inquire about Pacers' George

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams to have inquired about the availability of Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George in recent days, according to league sources. While the conversation didn't go beyond an initial expression of interest -- which is common in the NBA in advance of the..." February 23

  • Paul George wants to stay, if Pacers can win

    USA Today "Paul George wants to stay in Indiana. But like so many things this time of year, when the phones are ringing off the hook in NBA offices as the trade deadline nears, the situation between the four-time All-Star and his Indiana Pacers is racked with nuance. So when George met with team owner..." February 22

  • Pacers’ Plans For Paul George At Trade Deadline Revealed

    NESN "Paul George is untouchable at the NBA trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers won’t consider trading their star player before 3 p.m. Thursday, The Indiana Star’s Nate Taylor reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources. Indiana would rather add perimeter or frontcourt players to its squad with hopes of..." February 22

  • Pacers Not Considering Any Trade Offers For Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers will not consider any trade discussions involving Paul George, according to multiple sources. The Pacers also don't plan on moving Jeff Teague or Myles Turner as they want to see how this core builds chemistry. Larry Bird would like the Pacers to re-sign Teague in the..." February 22

  • Paul George says he’s not motivated by opportunity to earn higher max

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers have already granted a standing max offer to Paul George. So, if he wants to stay in Indiana, his potential paths look relatively straightforward: If he makes an All-NBA team this season, he can sign a designated-veteran-player extension that would kick in in 2018-19 and projects..." February 21

  • 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

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