Pacers' price for George too high for Celtics

The Boston Celtics still want Paul George, but they're not prepared to give up that much to get him.

Waiting for some dominoes to fall early - Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin - everyone's attention will turn to the Paul George sweepstakes.

The Pacers can ask for whatever they want, but the reality of the situation is that Boston should only need to exceed what other suitors (like the Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards) can offer.

The Celtics are still trying to schedule Hayward's free agency visit, with Sunday or Tuesday the likely possibilities.


Teams can negotiate terms and deals with available talent starting this weekend but there is a moratorium on signing any contracts until next Thursday. IN is desirous of the young players and future draft picks that Boston is uniquely able to offer the Pacers for George. We already know George has informed his Indiana Pacers that he will not re-sign with them next summer.

IN has been focused on trying to complete a deal with Boston for George, league sources told The Vertical.

It's in this that George has been the subject of a plethora of trade rumors.

IN could potentially allow George and his representation to speak to potential suitors about a contract extension should a trade happen, but that permission hasn't been granted yet, league sources told The Vertical. The Pacers star has made it clear that he would prefer to play with his hometown Lakers.


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