By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Paul George has said that he only wants to join the Los Angeles Lakers next summer. But the star forward has a new team — and it’s not the Lakers.
George has been traded to the Boston Celtics. According to reports, Jayson Tatum, who was selected with the third overall pick, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder are going to the Pacers.
George joins the Celtics, who were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs this season. However, against the over-matched Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics were defeated 4-1 into the off-season.
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He’ll be a free agent next off-season. The Celtics hope that they could strike a deal to keep him in Boston and stop him from going to Los Angeles.
The Celtics were expected to be the front runners to add soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward. However, with this deal going through with George, that deal will not happen now.
We’ll have to see how the next few weeks play out. Trader Danny got another top talent to pair with Isaiah Thomas and the free-agent additions he’s going to add.
The 26-year-old George appeared in 75 games this past season. He started all 75 games.
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.
Bradley appeared in 55 games this past season with the Celtics. He started all 55 games.
He averaged a career-high 16.3 points per game. He also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game.
He had spent seven seasons with the Celtics before the trade.
Crowder appeared in 72 games this season. He started all 72 games.
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He averaged 13.9 points per game. He also averaged 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game.
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