Paul George’s act grew tiresome as he morphed from basketball player into international brand. It officially outgrew Indianapolis today.
Reports of George’s desire to leave the Pacers for the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent next summer have been confirmed, and as a result Pacers fans are ready to usher him out the door sooner rather than later.
George has always had a tone deafness to his play and media comments, but allowing the communication between his camp and Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard that he plans to sign with the Lakers represents a new low for the all-star.
The big question is no longer whether George will move from Indianapolis. It’s now whether George’s value is greatest right now, or immediately prior to the NBA trade deadline in February? What if anything can the Pacers get for an 82 game (plus the playoffs) rental of Paul George? Continue reading