Indiana Pacers has approached the Cleveland Cavaliers for a probable Paul George trade. Notably, it is George's announcement that he would not be opting out of his contract next year, which gave steam to such talks between the two teams. Reports suggest that Pacers might be looking to trade George for Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love.
Indiana Pacers are reportedly in talks for trading their superstar player, Paul George. According to ESPN, George made the announcement to his team that in 2018, he would be opting out of his contract, to be an unrestricted free agent. This led the team to approach Cleveland Cavaliers to make a deal, while it still has time.
The report further states that post-George's announcement, Kevin Pritchard, the general manager of Pacers started planning the trade and the potential offers. It must be mentioned here that Paul George is a four time, all-star. And, this season, he had an average of 23.7 points, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 6.6 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers on the other side has also expressed interest in entering into trade talks for George.CBS Sports has reported that the assets that the Cavaliers have and which might interest the Pacers are Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love.
Moreover, the Cavs are also confident that the atmosphere of the team and the championship culture might have George staying with the team for a long period, even after 2018, when he is planning to opt out of his contract. However, sources feel that though the team is confident that George would stay, but without even a verbal commitment from George, parting with Cavaliers' star players, would be difficult. Notably, post the Cavaliers' loss in the 2017 finals, it was rumored that the Cavaliers are in talks of trading for George.