Pacers GM reneged three-way trade with Nuggets and Cavs

Posted July 02, 2017

Lowry, Jrue Holiday, Teague, Derrick Rose, George Hill, Darren Collison and Rondo are just some of the point guards available, and there aren't many teams that are in need of their services.

In exchange, the Pacers get guard Victor Oladipo and second-year big man Domantas Sabonis.

George shortly before the start of the free agent market notified "Indiana" that in the summer of 2018 will not sign with a "Pacers" a new contract.

Instead, it was to the Oklahoma City Thunder, as IN sent their All Star forward to OKC IN exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

Celtics trade offer for Paul George back at trade deadline, per league source: Brooklyn pick (wound up being No. 1) and 3 other first-rounders.

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Oladipo, 25, averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season for Oklahoma City. Interest to George were credited with "Cleveland" "Houston" "Washington" and "Boston", but in the end the ball was the General Manager of the Oklahoma Sam Presti, who were able to trade George for a less valuable set of assets than the competition.

With Westbrook eligible for a five-year, supermax contract next summer, the Thunder wanted to make efforts to improve the team around him. Paul George finally gets to play with a superstar in Russell Westbrook but can the two co-exist?

The Thunder have taken that gamble with this trade for George, but it certainly was one worth making. Also, this gives OKC one more great defender as he is considered to be one of the best perimeter defenders in the National Basketball Association that can guard the best players in the league. Sabonis is a 6-foot-11 power forward that was drafted as the 11th pick in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft.

Many had expected that a trade of Paul George would cost draft picks; especially from the Lakers, Cavaliers or Rockets.

George's future at IN has been uncertain for some time. The trade for Paul George definitely shows that.