NBA player Paul George has announced that he will be leaving Indiana Pacers and will be a free agent next year. The professional basketball player has revealed that he wants to be in Los Angeles Lakers. George’s plan has gotten interested NBA teams to take action.
Paul George has heated things up when he recently told Indiana Pacers that he will not be renewing his contract with them next year. He revealed that he would prefer to sign up and play with the Los Angeles Lakers. George relayed his plans to the Pacers president Kevin Pritchard through his agent. If the Pacers small forward gets into Los Angeles Lakers, it will be a homecoming for him since he was born in California.
Los Angeles Lakers have not made a comment on this matter but George has reportedly started the negotiations with them. According to insiders, Los Angeles Lakers is rebuilding their team and do not have any intention of trading away any of their young assets. George has emphasized that despite his plans, he will still be playing with all his might for Indiana Pacers because he is still under contract and for now, he is a Pacer.
News of George becoming a free agent next year has gotten Cleveland Cavaliers eyeing for a trade. The said team has also been aiming for a trade for Jimmy Butler but the shooting guard-small forward has expressed his intent to stay with Chicago Bulls. However, Cleveland Cavaliers is not the only one interested in George. Los Angeles Clippers has also shown their interest and they are trying to squeeze in a trade of their own with Indiana Pacers.
Experts are debating on which team George should be in. Most say that George would be suited to Cleveland Cavaliers because he would definitely boost their gameplay. Putting him in Los Angeles Clippers would not have any difference in the team's strategy.