The Boston Celtics seem to be not done yet looking for available superstars that they can add to their roster. In the latest NBA rumor, they seem to be still not satisfied with their current lineup and said to be moving to acquire the services of Paul George from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for 3 players.
The Celtics, which is one of the busiest teams in the trade market during the offseason, still hopes to land another superstar that could help it contend with other teams. Though they got one of the biggest acquisition last summer in Al Horford, the team looks to be restless trying to come up a formidable lineup.
And with many tradeable assets at their disposal, NBA trade rumors are saying that the Celtics could make a run to get George from the Pacers. A proposed trade deal is suggesting that the Boston Celtics will send Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk plus four future draft picks to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George.
Though the Celtics are sending a bunch of players plus future picks to acquire one, many believe that the offer matches the value of George as a player. The 3-time NBA All-Star might be the player Boston are looking for. He is currently averaging 20.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 12 games he has played this season.
And as per checking with ESPN NBA Trade Machine, the trade will work under the NBA trade rules and salary cap restriction making it a legal deal and will be approved by league officials. If the trade pushes thru, the Celtics will surely be a 'contender' team that they wanted to be. But will Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird allow this to happen?
According to Metro.us, Larry Bird's recent offseason acquisition hasn't made wonders for the team and they are now currently sitting at the 10th place in the Eastern Conference division with 9-10 record. Bird have also announced that they are committed to keeping George and they are looking to sign him to a contract extension.
However, a recent interview by ESPN revealed that George has said that he is not interested in an extension as per stated in the report. If this is true, Bird might consider the offer being presented by the Celtics to them.
Will the Boston Celtics be able to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers? Stay tuned for the latest NBA trade rumors and updates.
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