Most of the player movement whispers lately have surrounded Pacers superstar Paul George and whether he could eventually end up with his hometown Lakers. Magic Johnson has made no secret that he wants PG13 in L.A. (almost to the point of tampering), but George still has another year left on his contract before he can exercise his player option.
Indiana faces the rather difficult decision of whether to trade George some time before the February deadline and make sure they get something in return or wait and hedge their bets and try and convince him to stay.
Complicating that latter option is the fact that George was not named to one of the All-NBA teams this season, rendering him ineligible for the so-called “super max” contract that would’ve given his incumbent team tremendous leverage (it could also end up costing him around $30 million in salary. Ouch.).
Of course, there are a lot of opinions out there about what George should do, and oft-embattled Fox Sports reporter Chris Broussard wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts recently.