Paul George may have played his last game as an Indiana Pacer.
The four-time all star is reportedly very close to being traded after informing the Pacers that he intends to become a free agent after the 2017-18 season (aka become a LA Laker).
George, who the Pacers seem to be actively shopping, would likely be a rental to the Cavs or any other team who trades for him as he reportedly intends to join his hometown Lakers in the 2018-19 season.
However, the only thing scarier than imagining the Cavs adding George is the thought of the Cavs RETAINING George after this upcoming season. You’d have to think that it would be pretty difficult for George to leave if him and the Cavs win out, or at least come close, this season.
The Lakers are also hoping to acquire George now, rather than later, according to reports. You could imagine how frightened they may be of PG13 resigning with the Cavs next summer. So why should they wait? The answer, and no it’s not a trick question: They shouldn’t. He’s come out and said he WANTS to play for LA. He is an all-star and a very high caliber player. Go get him Magic Johnson.
The Clippers, and a few other teams are reportedly also trying to work their way into the Paul George Sweepstakes.
The Cavs however, seem to be the center of attention in what has been a wild off season so far. They are also reportedly attempting to acquire Jimmy Butler in a multi-team trade deal. So unless you are a Warriors or Cavs fan, the future isn’t looking too bright. All we can do is pray the Cavs can’t make either of these deals happen.
Kyle Hirshkind is the managing editor for Full Press Coverage's New York Jets channel. Originally from Long Island, New York, Kyle has been an avid Jets fan for 20+ years.