The connection of Paul George and the Lakers has been growing for a long time now. With countless hints being dropped by the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that the star forward will be coming to Los Angeles in 2018 if not sooner. LeBron James has been a name connected to Los Angeles to Join Paul George according to former Golden State Warrior Kelenna Azubuike another star is being recruited to join them.
“He has definitely has put in a call to Klay Thompson and he would like to play with him in LA.” -Kelenna Azubuike on Paul George & LA.
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) June 27, 2017
This really shows that Paul George wants to come to LA, and bring some stars with him as well. It is tough to see Klay Thompson leaving Golden State right now just because of the amount of greatness that he and his team have achieved in the Bay Area. That said, some money issues might arise in the near future with 4 legitimate max contract candidates on the same team. One thing is clear, the Paul George to LA train is gaining a lot more steam and he is already trying to bring some elite talent.
The Lakers are banking a lot on free agency to build the team, see the D’Angelo Russell trade, and it appears that the interest from free agents is there. A lot of things can change in the next few years like trades and other movements around the league, but the Lakers appear to be the place to be at. At least that’s what the new front office is hoping for.
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