Less than a day removed from being swept out of the playoffs Paul George rumors have already begun to fly. Unlike past rumors of *Insert star future free agent here* it seems that the rumors about Paul George becoming a Laker are more than just rumors. According to Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News George has never held back that he wanted to be a Laker. Not even from his own teammates. (H/T to Kurt Helin of NBC sports)
SoCal native, he’s been talking about playing for his hometown team, the Lakers, for a long time. He’s never made his long-term intentions a secret within the Pacers’ locker room, according to former teammates. He wants to wear the purple and gold.
It’s beginning to look more and more a matter of when and how and less a matter of if. When and how being whether it is going to happen via blockbuster trade this off season, or if the Lakers will hold out until next seasons trade deadline. Or if they will just snatch him up in 2018 when his free agency kicks in. It’s this writer’s preference that the Lakers keep the budding young talent they have now and just wait until the free agency starts. Then again Magic’s insistence and focus on getting George here could be dangerous to the team.
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