Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

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