Celtics Haven't Offered Top Assets For Pacers' Paul George
- Author: Regina Holmes Jul 01, 2017,
Jul 01, 2017, 0:11
That could, in turn, prompt in to make a trade for him soon in order to ensure they are able to gain something in return even in losing George. But George reportedly would not do that unless the Celtics can sign a Blake Griffin or Gordon Hayward type of player.
Despite reports to the contrary, Boston has not included any of the following in its offers to the Pacers, per league sources: Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, the 2018 Nets pick, and the Lakers-Kings pick Boston snared from Philly in the Markelle Fultz blockbuster.
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Now that haul is easily much larger than the most recent reported price for George. The longer they hold on the George, the cheaper he'll be to other teams. That's only magnified when it comes to a Celtics team that has valued draft pick assets more than any other in the National Basketball Association over the past several years. Especially if they sign Hayward, Boston will be able to put themselves in position to compete with the Warriors and Cavaliers while still having the future assets of a franchise deep within a rebuild. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported IN believes the Celtics can put together the best package, but the Pacers should need to drop their asking price for a deal to get done.
The move could be the Cavs' next move in a talent buildup with Golden State, the foe they faced in the past three NBA Finals, losing this year after the Warriors added Kevin Durant last July.