Another week, another Paul George to Los Angeles rumor. This time it was Sam Amick of USA Today reporting that George is “hell bent” on joining the Lakers, whether through trade or free agency in 2018.
While these rumors linking George to LA are nice for Lakers fans to hear, it’s important to remember that they are just rumors. The Lakers have been consistently linked to other star NBA players in recent years, with none of those coming to fruition.
George may have his eyes on Los Angeles, but if the Pacers are able to right the ship and compete in the East, they will always be favorites to keep their perennial All-Star. On top of that, if George is selected to one of the All-NBA teams the Pacers will be able to offer him a super-max that no other team can match.
All the signs point to George becoming a Laker at some point, however, it may be more difficult than some assume.
Lakers Nation News
Kobe Bryant’s 11-Year-Old Daughter Has Perfected Her Dad’s Turn Around Jumper – UPROXX
Future outlook: Lakers vs Timberwolves – CBS Sports
Paul George Only Talked Scenarios Of Staying With Pacers During Exit Meeting – Real GM
Drawing on Kobe’s hoops life: Ex-Laker debuts animated short – NY Daily News
Lakers attraction tugs at George – Sporting News
ESPN hires NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo just days after layoffs – USA Today
Look At All These Crazy Stats From This NBA Season – Deadspin
Warriors not expecting ailing Steve Kerr to return for remainder of NBA playoffs – CBS Sports
Sources: Lonzo Ball won’t attend draft combine, might be joined by lottery prospects – ESPN
Rumor Central: With Clippers out of playoffs, Carmelo Anthony speculation starts up again – ESPN
Can Anyone In The East Slow LeBron’s Cavs? – Sports Illustrated
Pacers officially announce Larry Bird stepping down – Indy Star