Sport Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers?

11:25  19 june  2017
11:25  19 june  2017 Source:   theScore

Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick

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Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? nba. George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'. nba. 1d ago. 'This is my team': George expects to stay with Pacers next season.

Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? nba. Report : Paul George told Pacers he intends to leave in 2018. nba. 3h ago. George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'.


The Indiana Pacers' loss could very well be the Los Angeles Lakers' gain.

Just 23 minutes after reports initially surfaced that Paul George informed the Pacers he's leaving at the conclusion of next season and prefers to join his hometown Lakers, L.A.'s team president Magic Johnson tweeted the following:

George has two years remaining on his contract with Indiana, including a player option for 2018-19 that he seems intent on using to terminate the deal. He's averaging 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.6 steals over seven seasons in Indy.

Paul George reportedly tells Pacers he will leave franchise, prefers to join Lakers

  Paul George reportedly tells Pacers he will leave franchise, prefers to join Lakers George has spent his first seven years with the PacersAccording to the report, George’s agent informed Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard of his client’s intentions. George, who can opt out of his contract next summer, could sign a four-year max contract for as much as $130 million with the Lakers before the 2018-19 season.

Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ? Report : Paul George told Pacers he intends to leave in 2018.

After Paul George let the Indiana Pacers ' front office know he plans to enter free agency in the summer of 2018, speculation immediately began to swirl about where he'd go next. Was Magic Johnson rejoicing over reports of Paul George leaving Pacers ?

Johnson has made his interest in recruiting the All-Star swingman as clear as possible without violating the league's tampering rules.

Related - Magic: I can't ask Paul George to join Lakers, but I'll be 'wink-winking'

But then again, that tweet was sandwiched between a couple others about Father's Day, so the timing could merely be a coincidence.

We prefer to think it isn't.

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Myles Turner opens up about Paul George wanting to leave Pacers .
Myles Turner is ready to be the new face of the Indiana Pacers. Turner looks like the last man standing ahead of Paul George’s leaving the team via trade, or at worst, free agency in 2018. George has made it clear to the front office he wants out so he can play for a contender, which he hopes will be his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.As captured by HoopsHype, Turner is more than willing to take over:“The first thing I thought was, ‘Alright, well, what’s next?’ We have to start rebuilding and look at what we can do for our future. That was my initial thought. PG has to do what’s best for him and his family.

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