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Paul George Watch Thread
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18705368/paul-george-noncommittal-signing-contract-extension-indiana-pacers

So as the ESPN report says and as @jpotter33 posted on the forums, Paul George is hesitant on signing an extension with the Pacers, because he wants to play for a "winning team", and the Pacers haven't been that great and are likely to be stuck in mediocrity for years to come.

Unless Bird can somehow bring another star to Indiana and another solid role player between now and the start of next season, Indiana will likely stay a fringe playoff team and NOT be a Top-4 team in the East. There was lots of hope especially when they added Teague, but it hasn't gotten them to Top-3 or Top-4 in the East as they hoped (now they are more a "distant 6th seed" and just 2 games ahead of the 8 seed).

McHale got Ainge and Boston Kevin Garnett, now maybe Larry Bird can help us out  ;D :P

I don't expect a trade to happen at the deadline, but if the Pacers continue to frustrate the rest of the season and in the playoffs (early exit), George may officially want out, and who but the Boston Celtics will come on knocking with their trade talks this summer.

IT says he will no doubt recruit at the deadline, but he won't say specifically "which players" he will recruit. After this report came out though, PG13 better be one of his priorities now.

For the season, PG13 is averaging 22/6/3 in ~36 MPG, though he hasn't done that well recently although part of that may be the frustration settling in with the Pacers these days.

My trade idea for PG13:

2017 Brooklyn Pick, Avery Bradley, Tyler Zeller, Terry Rozier, 2018 Boston First Rounder and 2019 Grizzlies OR Clippers First Rounder (their choice) for PG13. Sound fair?

Anyways, we can use this thread to monitor PG13 for the rest of the season, and for any developments that come up between now and this June.

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 10:16:25 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 10:20:47 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

If we went by that logic, the other threads like Boogie, Butler, etc. would be locked too.

And if PG13 decides he's had enough of Indiana after this season, I don't think Bird has much of a choice. He won't be cheap obviously but his price may go down a tad bit.

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 10:22:05 PM »

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@jpotter is like a legitimate source now.  If he reported something in contradiction to Woj, I'd take our guy's word for it.

Time for a serious hypothetical, phantom. Bird calls your cell phone and leaves the following voicemail: "Phantom, my dude! Listen, I'll call Danny and send over PG for your proposed package, if you agree to never post on Celticsblog again.  I love your work there, but you're hurting my guys' trade values."

What do you do? The right answer will earn you a lot of TPs, so choose wisely...
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 10:24:22 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

We're gonna lock you for persistent intolerance, buddy.  If this was AOL and I had a punter, you'd be offline right.about.now!
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 10:29:43 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

We're gonna lock you for persistent intolerance, buddy.  If this was AOL and I had a punter, you'd be offline right.about.now!

Neat.
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 10:31:30 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

If we went by that logic, the other threads like Boogie, Butler, etc. would be locked too.


Exactly.
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 10:34:05 PM »

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@jpotter is like a legitimate source now.  If he reported something in contradiction to Woj, I'd take our guy's word for it.

Time for a serious hypothetical, phantom. Bird calls your cell phone and leaves the following voicemail: "Phantom, my dude! Listen, I'll call Danny and send over PG for your proposed package, if you agree to never post on Celticsblog again.  I love your work there, but you're hurting my guys' trade values."

What do you do? The right answer will earn you a lot of TPs, so choose wisely...

I mean.. couldn't I just create another account afterwards?

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 10:43:50 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

Why lock the thread? Besides Paul George future with the Pacers up in the air right now.

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 10:48:10 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

Why lock the thread? Besides Paul George future with the Pacers up in the air right now.

It's actually not at all. Fans of other teams just wish it could be.
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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2017, 10:59:08 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

Why lock the thread? Besides Paul George future with the Pacers up in the air right now.

It's actually not at all. Fans of other teams just wish it could be.

George is not committed to staying long term with the Pacers compared to Cousins who reportedly plans on signing an extension. It could change later, but right now the George's future is up in the air.

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 11:00:55 PM »

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@jpotter is like a legitimate source now.  If he reported something in contradiction to Woj, I'd take our guy's word for it.

Time for a serious hypothetical, phantom. Bird calls your cell phone and leaves the following voicemail: "Phantom, my dude! Listen, I'll call Danny and send over PG for your proposed package, if you agree to never post on Celticsblog again.  I love your work there, but you're hurting my guys' trade values."

What do you do? The right answer will earn you a lot of TPs, so choose wisely...

I mean.. couldn't I just create another account afterwards?

No, you'd be monitored like the the Russians on the eastern seaboard...
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
-Larry Bird

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 11:05:42 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

Why lock the thread? Besides Paul George future with the Pacers up in the air right now.

It's actually not at all. Fans of other teams just wish it could be.

George is not committed to staying long term with the Pacers compared to Cousins who reportedly plans on signing an extension. It could change later, but right now the George's future is up in the air.

Thanks for the update.

Might I suggest a new handle?
Mike

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Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 11:24:53 PM »

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Shouldn't we call it a wish thread? There is less than zero chance that Bird trades George short of a package no one will offer. Just lock it.

Why lock the thread? Besides Paul George future with the Pacers up in the air right now.

It's actually not at all. Fans of other teams just wish it could be.

George is not committed to staying long term with the Pacers compared to Cousins who reportedly plans on signing an extension. It could change later, but right now the George's future is up in the air.

Thanks for the update.

Might I suggest a new handle?

 ???

Re: Paul George Watch Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 09:07:02 AM »

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No chance in hell Larry trades George to Danny.