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Paul George Informs Pacers He'll Leave, Eyeing

19 June 2017, 12:57 | Marlene Fleming

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Paul George

A four-time All-Star, the 27-year-old Southern California native is considered one of the game's best two-way players and would be the cornerstone of the Lakers' plans to rebuild.

George went on to tell the media that new President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard sat down with him for dinner to discuss the current and future state of the Pacers.

This could really shake up the landscape of the NBA and influence what happens in this week's NBA Draft.

But even if the 2017 edition of this event is again expected to be action-packed, it may prove to be a relatively quiet one for the Indiana Pacers and their star player Paul George.

All-Star forward Paul George has informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and will leave the franchise - preferably for the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical. The max contract the team can now offer George is a five-year, $177 million extension.

The question is, how much trade value will George hold at this point? They're holding the cards, but also face the biggest predicament.

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George said last week he expected to play out his contract with the Pacers in 2017-18, shooting down rumors that had him bound for the Cavaliers.

Paul George: "I'm a Pacer". He could make more by staying in IN with the Pacers able to offer him one more year on a contract.

George's words today must have been disappointing for Lakers fans. And that may be what prompted George to make his decision known.

Los Angeles has a few routes it can assess.

It looks like George isn't going anywhere, no matter what the rumors are.



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