The 2017 NBA Draft is over and Paul George is still a member of the Pacers for now.
There has been some speculation that it could take a third team for George to be traded to the Cavaliers, one of the teams that expressed interest in the Pacers All-Star. The Nuggets could be the missing link to make such a trade possible, according to ESPN.
The Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a trade that would send George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver. One version of the three-way deal includes Kenneth Faried being traded to the Cavaliers, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
George has one year left on his contract with the Pacers, followed by a player option. But he has informed Indiana that he will opt out of his contract next summer and enter free agency.
Me going undrafted, Jones said, that was honestly the best thing for my basketball career. Everybody wants to be drafted on draft night. That’s everybody’s goal, but it really don’t matter when it comes down to it.
The number that’s beside your name when you get drafted, that don’t mean nothing. That number’s not going to help you on the court. You could get drafted No. 1 and get killed by the 60th overall draft pick, I mean, it doesn’t matter. That number is nothing. It matters on the work ethic that you have and how much work you put in the gym and how much you give on the floor.