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Pacers, Celtics deal for George has stalled

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers talks have stalled. A report about an hour ago suggested that a deal was done.

The two sides were working on the second blockbuster of the NBA Draft. However, at this time, there is no other deal.

Indiana Pacers star Paul George handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs
Paul George handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler went to the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier in the night. In exchange, Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick went to the Bulls.

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Jayson Tatum was expected to be a part of the proposed deal. It’s not clear now if he’ll be a part of a package for Paul George.

The Pacers star has claimed that he would leave the team next off-season. He claims he’ll be a free agent and go to the Los Angeles Lakers in his hometown.

Prior to acquiring Butler, the Wolves had talks with the Pacers about George. However, nothing was able to come together.

The Houston Rockets are also reportedly interested in George, as well, to pair him with James Harden. The Lakers have an interest in acquiring him, too.

The 26-year-old George appeared in 75 games this past season. He started all 75 games.

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Georges averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game in his seventh season in the league. He also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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