NBA Trade Rumors: Pacers & Sixers Deal For Paul George, Robert Covington And Two First-Round Picks
on Mar 27, 2017 09:32 AM EDT
NBA Trade Rumours had kept Paul George as the prime subject before the February 23 due date. The most recent report uncovered that the Philadelphia 76ers offered Nerlens Noel/Jahlil Okafor, Robert Covington, and two first-round picks to the Indiana Pacers for George.
Prior to the begin of the season, Paul George had a solid conviction that the Pacers were in a position to win the 2017 NBA title. Pacers President Larry Bird prevailing to obtain veterans Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young whom he supposes can help George bring the main title in Indiana, reports Sb Nation.
Larry Bird occupied with trade converses with four NBA groups for Paul George. Prior to the exchange due date, George said that he isn't ensuring that he'll sign an agreement augmentation with the Pacers this late spring. He'll turn into an unrestricted free agent in 2018 and purportedly intrigued by playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Zach Lowe of ESPN uncovered the Pacers occupied with trade converses with a few teams in regards to Paul George.
Receiving numerous youthful resources and first-round picks as a byproduct of George will help the Pacers accelerate the modifying procedure. Reports sugest that the Bird denied the reports that they're moving their star player and called them "fake news," reports Sports Rageous.
The Pacers attempted to trade their 2017 first-round pick to gain a quality player to encompass George. They additionally investigated exchanging Rodney Stuckey for a reinforcement quality edge defender. Tragically, the Pacers didn't get anything after the exchange due date.
As per SB Nation's Liberty Ballers, the Sixers made a "huge" offer to the Pacers for Paul George before the exchange due date. The Sixers supposedly offered Jahlil Okafor/Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington, and no less than two first-round picks to Indiana. They at first needed to keep their own draft picks and move the draft privileges of different teams.
George is set to end up noticeably a free agent in 2018 where the Sixers could lose him to no end. However, Philadelphia likewise made their own particular picks past the 2017 NBA draft accessible.