Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017

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Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:55 pm

While the Los Angeles Lakers were believed to be Paul George's preferred destination when he requested a trade from the Indiana Pacers in 2017, the San Antonio Spurs were also on his list.


"I wanted to be traded to San Antonio," George said. "We wanted to go to San Antonio first, and we didn't make that happen."


A source confirmed the Spurs and Pacers held discussions, but San Antonio lacked the assets necessary to acquire George.


The Lakers decided not to deal the second overall pick in 2017 and Brandon Ingram for George as they believed they could eventually sign him in free agency.


George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, re-signed with the franchise in 2018 and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019.


"As far as the Lakers, I wanted to go to L.A.," George said. "They didn't make that happen. They didn't put nothing together. So that's in the back of my mind [when I became a free agent]. That was in the back of my mind."


George and Leonard still wanted to play together.


"Since that moment, we were trying to pair up with one another," George said. "We were trying to make it work. [After being traded to Oklahoma City] I had obligations that I wanted to come back to Oklahoma and give it another shot... And then I felt that I needed to move on, I needed to go in another direction and I needed to at that point do what I wanted to do my whole career."

Via Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

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Re: Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017 

Post#2 » by J_T » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:24 pm

This brought tears to my eyes. Next stop: Oprah.

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Re: Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017 

Post#3 » by Joshuan3 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:45 pm

Idk if he's honest about this. Didn't he say he was a Lakers fan growing up? Then he said he was Clippers fan growing up. PG + Kawhi under Pop would've been interesting.
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Re: Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017 

Post#4 » by lonzo_pelota » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:50 pm

this is interesting news. the trade demand narrative from back in 2017 not the most recent in 2019 has done a full 180. he wanted to be coached by Pop that is clear, & Doc Rivers is the next best thing. his nba legacy is in its prime, id bet he will retire a clipper and have his jersey hoisted into the raftors.
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Post#5 » by spree2kawhi » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:19 pm

Whatever it is, truth or not, reading this he sounded like a baby telling the story of his toys being stolen. They'll win it all though.
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Re: Paul George Had Interest In Trade To Spurs In 2017 

Post#6 » by MegaK » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:39 pm

Dis dude don't know what he want bro.

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