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.