7:38 PM EST, Fri February 24, 2017

Fantasy Update

23 hours ago
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Paul George was on the ropes all day during the trade deadline. The Paul George drama in Indianapolis continues even after the trade deadline has ended. At the Pacers’ first practice following the deadline, the media asked George his thoughts on all of the rumors floating around on Thursday and the idea that he could have been traded.
Feb 23, 2017
Hoops Hype
These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Sources: Pacers assessing trade market for Paul George – via sports.yahoo.com February 22 01:16 PM The Pacers also could use the market to find roster additions to help convince George to sign a long-term extension. Shares Magic Johnson snubbed a lot of qualified black GM candidates by choosing Rob Pelinka – via theundefeated.com February 22 04:18 PM Although the NBA vet made a solid choice, he could have given African American applicants a much-needed...
Feb 22, 2017
numberFire
The Boston Celtics are reportedly still interested in acquiring Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor. What It Means: There are a number of teams reported to be interested in Okafor right now, and if the Celtics can't pull off a blockbuster deal to acquire Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler or Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, they may look to make a smaller deal for Okafor. Okafor has not had a strong season, averaging 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 23.0 minutes per game. He ranks 359th out of 463 players with a -1.5...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
The Nuggets were warned Paul George would leave them for the Lakers in free agency

The Nuggets were warned Paul George would leave them for the Lakers in free agency

Denver attempted to deal despite being told they shouldn’t. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were the two most widely reported upon suitors for Indiana Pacers wing Paul George at the NBA trade deadline, but they weren’t the only team to make an offer for him. Marc Stein of ESPN reported that Denver “made a ‘monster’ offer” for the Pacers All-Star as well, although according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the team was told (presumably by George’s camp, although Wojnarowski doesn’t specify) not to. Wojnarowski said on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” that...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
Lakers were told not to trade young core for Paul George

Lakers were told not to trade young core for Paul George

Holy crap this could be big. Paul George’s status with the Indiana Pacers continues to evolve basically by the hour, it seems. The quotes from right after the deadline weren’t great, but hearing these about the process of his potentially being traded or eventually departing to wherever he goes shows how complicated this process can be, especially given how much money could potentially be at stake. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports added another nugget via his podcast Friday afternoon. He paints a picture in which the Los Angeles Lakers were basically told how to handle potential...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
Lakers Podcast: Should Magic Johnson have tried harder to trade for Paul George?

Lakers Podcast: Should Magic Johnson have tried harder to trade for Paul George?

Or did the team make the right decision in not pushing harder for PG? The Los Angeles Lakers did not trade for Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George before the NBA trade deadline, despite numerous whispers and reports of his interest in a homecoming. Should the team have pushed harder, or put more assets on the table in an attempt to entice Indiana to make a deal? Or did the Lakers make the right decision in exercising patience with their young core, and possibly hoping to lure George in free agency, or deal for him this summer? Hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin discussed all...
Running the Break: Pacers stand pat at trade deadline, now what?

Running the Break: Pacers stand pat at trade deadline, now what?

IndyStar Pacers Insider Nate Taylor breaks down the Pacers' decision to not trade Paul George or make a deal to bring in help, and what that means for the team's star player moving forward.       
FOX Sports 5 hours ago
Retaining Paul George Right Move For Pacers

Retaining Paul George Right Move For Pacers

The Indiana Pacers fielded offers for All-Star forward Paul George before Thursday's trade deadline, but ultimately preserved him as the franchise centerpiece.A different clock is starting to tick for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers.After his name was dangled in numerous trade rumors, ...
Indy Cornrows 10 hours ago
Plenty of blame to spread around for Pacers current state

Plenty of blame to spread around for Pacers current state

Nothing is ever as bad as it seems from the outside but the Pacers’ owner, team president and star player sure aren’t helping the current perception that things are a mess at the Fieldhouse. Paul George sounded so reassuring on Wednesday, heading into the trade deadline despite reports of other teams trying to trade for him and his desire to play for the Lakers after his contract is up, making his future with the Pacers or any trade partner unsettling. PG had met with Herb Simon and proclaimed to be on the same page with Simon and Larry Bird. Then after a deadline day with...
Silver Screen and Roll 17 hours ago
The Lakers are reportedly a ‘very, very real’ threat to sign Paul George in free agency

The Lakers are reportedly a ‘very, very real’ threat to sign Paul George in free agency

More rumors about the All-Star’s intentions have surfaced. Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George sounds tired of hearing his name in rumors, but the whispers about possible trade destinations for him or his free agency intentions don’t look set to stop any time soon. Zach Lowe of ESPN is the latest to chime in, writing that “the Lakers threat to sign George in 2018 is very, very real” and that observers should “expect George talks to start again in the summer.” Of course, 2018 is still a long ways away and fans of the Lakers excited at the prospect of a homecoming for the Southern...
CSN New England 18 hours ago

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

Meeting with the media after practice on Thursday, Paul George sounded a bit frustrated about not being in the loop when it came to trade talks. 
Peachtree Hoops 20 hours ago
Atlanta Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, per report

Atlanta Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, per report

It ended up being a relatively quiet deadline but it reportedly wasn’t for a lack of trying. The Atlanta Hawks picked up a bench upgrade in Ersan Ilyasova at the 2017 NBA trade deadline and, as a result, the team is in better shape for the stretch run than it was one week ago. However, that relatively quiet trade deadline showing reportedly wasn’t because the Hawks weren’t aiming high. Marc Stein of ESPN brings word that the Hawks made “aggressive” trade offers to the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics for Paul George and Jimmy Butler, respectively. The Atlanta Hawks made...
Doyel: Larry Bird sleeps through trade deadline

Doyel: Larry Bird sleeps through trade deadline

The Indiana Pacers made no move at the NBA trade deadline, pushing Paul George closer to departure in free agency.       
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 23 hours ago
Paul George says NBA trade deadline was a 'dark moment of uncertainty' for him

Paul George says NBA trade deadline was a 'dark moment of uncertainty' for him

Paul George was on the ropes all day during the trade deadline. The Paul George drama in Indianapolis continues even after the trade deadline has ended. At the Pacers’ first practice following the deadline, the media asked George his thoughts on all of the rumors floating around on Thursday and the idea that he could have been traded.
CSN New England 23 hours ago

Mannix: Celtics 'weren't very close at all' to getting Paul George

Chris Mannix breaks down the Boston Celtics deciding to stand pat at the trade deadline, and how the C's were not very close at all to getting Paul George.
Silver Screen and Roll 23 hours ago
Paul George didn’t like being in trade rumors; discusses Lakers speculation

Paul George didn’t like being in trade rumors; discusses Lakers speculation

Plenty to unwrap here. Paul George is a superstar. He can singlehandedly change the outcomes of games and has been doing so for the Indiana Pacers for the last few years. When a player reaches that kind of level, the hope is that by doing so, they might prevent a situation in which they have to wonder who they might be playing for in the next week, day or on a trade deadline day, hour. Thursday afternoon marked the NBA’s trade deadline and for a good portion of it and the preceding week, George’s name has been at the center of trade speculation. Even worse, the vast majority of the...
FOX Sports 23 hours ago
George stays with Pacers but wanted input on trade talks

George stays with Pacers but wanted input on trade talks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George finished practice Thursday by laughing, joking and slapping hands with the same teammates he's played with all season.
Sports Illustrated Feb 23, 2017
Paul George frustrated Pacers didn't discuss trade rumors with him before deadline

Paul George frustrated Pacers didn't discuss trade rumors with him before deadline

Paul George was frustrated that the Pacers didn't give him more information about his odds of being traded.

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