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George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 19 June, 2017, 00:56

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that George told team officials that he will not re-sign with the team following the 2017-18 season and hopes to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent.

Paul George has reportedly made his intentions absolutely clear to the Pacers - he will play out the final year of his contract next season, but plans to enter free agency in 2018.

The latest update comes from Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, who tweeted that there is "no sense of [George] being shopped let alone dealt" on the night of the 2017 NBA Draft.

The Lakers can sign George to a four-year max deal worth $130 million, which they plan to offer him.

But if George does leave the Pacers, it will be a costly financial decision. They could free up space by renouncing Randle and freeing themselves of his $12 million cap hold, but that's the least attractive route.

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The attack occurred at Camp Shaheen , which serves as the headquarters for the Afghan Army's 209th Corps in Mazar-i-Sharif. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack, which unfolded on June 10 in eastern Afghanistan.

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In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. But it could have been so much better for Cleveland . "It was phenomenal to be a part of".

However, by mentioning that he wants to go to the Lakers, it's unlikely that the Pacers will be able to trade him. It would take a winning situation and a promising future to even dream of keeping George past his current contract, but there are some teams that could think of taking the gamble. By his second season in the league, George saw his playing time jump, with his scoring following suit, ballooning to 12.1 points per game.

If Paul George really meant what he said about not leaving, but eventually changed his mind, it is interesting to know what the probable cause is.

A wild weekend that began with rumors of a trade at the top of the draft, which materialized in the blink of an eye, has just been bookended by a potential league-altering leak: Paul George wants the Hollywood treatment.

Los Angeles has a few routes it can assess.

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