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Lakers Select Lonzo Ball Number 2 Overall In NBA Draft

CBSSports.com’s Jack Maloney said it could be possible that the Pacers would ask for both point guard Kyrie Irving and power forward Kevin Love in exchange for small forward Paul George, who has informed in of his intentions to opt out and become an unrestricted free agent following the 2017-2018 season. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side publicly discusses unresolved personnel matters. The Pacers, who own George’s Bird Rights, could still out-bid rival suitors by US$40 million (AU$53 million) on accounts of an additional year in the contract. In this situation, Gerald Henderson is mostly an expiring contract to free up their cap space, but they also get another promising young player in Kelly Oubre Jr.The 2017 NBA Draft is coming up on Thursday, June 22, and George is reportedly going to be shipped before the start of it; so it’ll be interesting to see what takes place after that. For someone who has made it clear in the past that he wants to be on a team that has “a chance to win it all”, the Cavaliers can offer George the entire package.Sponsored Content – Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats.With only a single guaranteed year left on George’s contract, and his stated intention to join the Lakers in 2018-19, the Pacers will now be lucky to get a lone lottery pick or two later first-rounders in exchange.Bucher notes that Kevin Pritchard, according to league sources, tried to inform both parties of the other’s interest in George. Pritchard is well-respected across the league and has considerable experience from his time running the show in Portland. Don’t expect George to end up on Boston next year. If the Lakers disposed him for a good center and a first-rounder, they can certainly sacrifice more especially for a “star player”.Celtics may trade down for Dennis Smith Jr.ESPN reported that the Lakers are actively negotiating with IN for George.Obviously, it would be an unbelievable turn of events if the Warriors really did get serious about adding George to their already potent roster.Love had his best season with the Cavaliers in 2016-2017.He is a four-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA and All-Defensive team member who’s capable of guarding LeBron James in a potential Eastern Conference Finals rematch while serving as a go-to scorer after posting a career-high 23.7 points a night in 2016-17.Los Angeles has been active early in the National Basketball Association offseason, already trading away D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov for Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez.