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Pacers' price for George too high for Celtics

01 July 2017

If the Celtics are indeed destined to trade for Paul George, they are probably just at the beginning of a long process in their dealings with in general manager Kevin Pritchard. But George reportedly would not do that unless the Celtics can sign a Blake Griffin or Gordon Hayward type of player.

Boston has maneuvering to do with its roster, including the shedding of salaries to create space to position itself for this scenario.

While George has said he would like to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, other clubs are hoping he might join them first, including, according to several United States media reports, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Prtichard recently told an Indianapolis reporter that he could picture George in a Pacers uniform for the start of training camp.

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Teams can negotiate terms and deals with available talent starting this weekend but there is a moratorium on signing any contracts until next Thursday.

While the Celtics have the combination of young stars and draft picks to make an enticing trade offer to the Pacers, Boston still has plenty of competition to land George. He has already informed the team he intends to leave when his current contract expires in one year, and the whole world knows the Los Angeles Lakers intrigue him. At this year's trade deadline, Boston approached IN about a George trade due to the team's underwhelming season and eventual departure of their star player.

George is a four-time All-Star and one of the NBA's elite two-way players.

Pacers' price for George too high for Celtics