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Cavs Thought They Had Paul George Trade Agreed Upon On June 30th

Jul 23, 2017 6:58 PM

On June 30th, the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets thought they had a Paul George deal in place.

Everyone tentatively agreed on a conference call between the teams.

George was going to be traded by the Pacers to the Cavaliers with Kevin Love going to the Nuggets and Gary Harris moving to Indiana in a package involving other pieces.

A call was to be arranged between George and Dan Gilbert, which was an important step before finalizing the trade. Cleveland's front office began making other plans for the offseason.

Kevin Pritchard then sent message that the Pacers were backing out and then quickly agreed to a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Tags: Paul George, Kevin Love, Gary Harris, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Believe They Could Have Turned Irving, Love Into Chris Paul, Paul George

Jul 21, 2017 6:55 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers believe they could have turned Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love into Chris Paul and Paul George in June.

Cleveland kept both Irving and Love in June as they were unaware Irving would soon be requesting a trade before the end of July.

Paul orchestrated an opt-in and trade from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets before the start of free agency.

George was traded on June 30th by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Paul George, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Damien Wilkins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pacers

Jul 20, 2017 9:43 AM

Damien Wilkins and the Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a one-year at the veteran's minimum.

Wilkins last played in the NBA during the 12-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wilkins played 48 games last season in the D-League with Greensboro, averaging 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

Wilkins has also played internationally in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. 

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Tags: Damien Wilkins, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Pacers Waive George Niang

Jul 14, 2017 5:37 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived George Niang.

Niang appeared in 23 games with the Pacers last season.

Niang was a second round pick in 2016 out of Iowa State.

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Tags: Georges Niang, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Warriors Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Klay Thompson

Jul 13, 2017 6:54 PM

The Indiana Pacers were interested in trading Paul George to the Golden State Warriors and made an offer for Klay Thompson.

The Warriors weren't interested in trading away Thompson, who has two seasons remaining on his current contract, for George as he enters his probable walk year.

“I was aware of it,” George said of the offer to Golden State. “I would’ve looked forward to it, of just being in a good situation and a chance to compete for a championship. But it didn’t happen. It’s still fun to team up with a special talent and have a chance to compete against that team.”

Indiana instead traded away George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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Tags: Klay Thompson, Paul George, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul George Was Surprised By Trade To Thunder

Jul 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Paul George was shocked when he learned he had been traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Thunder were not previously mentioned as a team who could potentially trade for George.

"It was surprising. This team wasn't one of the teams that we had in mind," George said. "I thought I was going to four or five other teams that were pretty active in trade [talks]. When I found out it was OKC, I was quite surprised, but at the same time I was happy about the trade. I was thrilled, I was looking forward to it. All I wanted was a chance and an opportunity to play for something special and ultimately to try and win a championship, and right off the bat I think I can do that here playing alongside Russ [Russell Westbrook]."

George had informed the Pacers, through his agent, that he intended to sign elsewhere when he reached unrestricted free agency next summer.

"The risk in this decision was not making it," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said.

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Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Raptors, Pacers Agree To Cory Joseph For C.J. Miles Sign-And-Trade

Jul 9, 2017 1:35 PM

The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacer have agreed upon a sign-and-trade of C.J. Miles for Cory Joseph.

Miles, who is a free agent this offseason, will sign a three-year, $25 million deal with a player option in Year 3. Miles is one of the NBA's better spot-up shooters on the wing.

The Raptors cleared DeMarre Carroll on Saturday evening in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

Joseph signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the Raptors in 2015. Delon Wright can replace Joseph as Toronto's backup point guard.

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Tags: C.J. Miles, Cory Joseph, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bojan Bogdanovic Agrees To Two-Year, $21M Deal With Pacers

Jul 7, 2017 3:07 PM

The Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a two-year, $21 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.

The Washington Wizards rescinded their qualifying offer to Bogdanovic shortly before the agreement with the Pacers.

Indiana would have had to sign Bogdanovic to a three-year offer if he remained a restricted free agent.

Washington traded a first round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Bogdanovic last February. 

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Pacers Waive Rakeem Christmas

Jul 7, 2017 10:59 AM

The Indiana Pacers have waived forward Rakeem Christmas.

Christmas appeared in 30 games and averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game over his two seasons with the Pacers.

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Pacers Waive Monta Ellis

Jul 5, 2017 5:05 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived Monta Ellis.

Ellis signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Pacers during the 2015 offseason.

Indiana and Ellis were expected to reach agreement on a buyout.

David Aldridge reports the Pacers will use the stretch provision on Ellis' remaining $11.2 million salary.

The Pacers had a team option on Ellis for 18-19.

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Monta Ellis Discussing Buyout With Pacers
An agreement between Monta Ellis and the Pacers could be agreed upon by the end of July.

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Darren Collison Agrees Upon Two-Year, $20M Deal With Pacers
Darren Collison spent the past two seasons with the Kings.

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Blazers Offered Three 2017 First Rounders, Any Non-Big 3 Player For Paul George
The Blazers attempted to trade for Paul George entering the draft.

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Pacers Discuss Cory Joseph Trade With Raptors
The Raptors are looking to clear salary with the possibility of re-signing Kyle Lowry to a significant raise as well as Serge Ibaka.

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Pacers Name Chad Buchanan GM, Promote Peter Dinwiddie
Chad Buchanan joins the Pacers after spending the last three seasons as assistant general manager for the Hornets.

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Pacers, Nuggets Interested In George Hill
Indiana traded away George Hill in June of 2016 and traded Paul George on June 30th

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Pacers Were Offered Gary Harris In Three-Way Paul George Trade
The Pacers were seeking Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart and multiple picks from the Celtics.

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Thunder Trade For Paul George From Pacers
The Thunder have traded for Paul George from the Pacers.

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Celtics Have Yet To Offer Brown, Tatum, Or Either Brooklyn, LAL/SAC FRP To Pacers
Boston is reluctant to trade for Paul George knowing he could be a one-year rental.

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Wizards Interested In Otto Porter For Paul George Sign-And-Trade
Otto Porter would have to agree to the deal in restricted free agency.

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Pacers Hire Chad Buchanan As GM Under Kevin Pritchard
Chad Buchanan and Kevin Pritchard previously worked together with the Blazers.

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Pacers Asking Celtics For Both Nets, Lakers 2018 FRP, Starting Player(s)
The Celtics consider the Pacers' most recent trade demand for Paul George to be unrealistic.

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Knicks Interested In Jeff Teague
The Knicks had trade talks with the Hawks on Jeff Teague two years ago.

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Paul George Willing To Commit Long-Term To Cavs If LeBron Stays
Paul George appears willing to commit to remaining with the Cavs, Spurs or Celtics if they remain title contenders.

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Rockets Still Trying To Trade For 3rd Star Following Chris Paul Trade
The Rockets have been in pursuit of a trade for Paul George.

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Celtics Have Increasing Confidence In Paul George Extension
The Celtics' belief they can turn Paul George into more than a one-year rental has them increasingly willing to part with significant assets to the Pacers.

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Celtics Hoping To Acquire Paul George, Free Agent Star In Complicated Sequence
The Pacers may be unwilling to wait until the start of free agency to agree upon a trade and could look elsewhere with their Paul George trade talks.

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Pacers Decline $3.5M Option On Lavoy Allen
The Pacers added power forward T.J. Leaf and center Ike Anigbogu in the draft.

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Lakers, Cavs, Rockets, Celtics, Spurs Pursued Paul George Heading To Draft
The Rockets and Lakers remain determined to keep pushing for a Paul George trade, while the Cavaliers also are attempting to construct three-way scenarios involving Kevin Love.

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Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers Discuss Three-Way Deal Involving Paul George, Kevin Love
In the discussed trade scenario, Paul George would end up with the Cavaliers while Kevin Love would go to the Nuggets.

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