While Paul George is one season away from free agency, the Indiana Pacers currently are planning on not entertaining trade offers for him this offseason.

George is believed to prefer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers if he doesn't remain with the Pacers, which is preventing all parties from offering Indiana enough to part with him.

"I don't think, at least from my information, that the Pacers are interested in trading Paul George. At least not right now," said Brian Windhorst.

"I heard the same thing this week from someone who would know," said Zach Lowe. "And it sort of surprised me. I think we all assumed when Larry (Bird) stepped down and (Kevin Pritchard) stepped in and the writing is on the wall for what's going to happen there.

"The most recent thing I heard is that they're going to try to regroup and get a couple of better players around him and make a run at keeping him."

"I actually heard the same," said Ramona Shelburne.