Category Archives: Paul George

Kevin Pritchard on trading Paul George: ‘It was difficult both on a personal and professional level’

The Pacers officially announced the Paul George trade on Thursday, which brings guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis to Indianapolis from Oklahoma City. “It was difficult both on a personal and professional level,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “Everyone here knows what Paul meant to this franchise; he was both a…

Reggie Miller on Paul George: ‘Hurts me to see him want to leave the Pacers’

Reggie Miller spent all 18 years of his NBA career in one city, Indianapolis. He was selected 11th overall by Donnie Walsh in the 1987 draft and called it a career in 2005. Over that stretch, he was part of a 28-win team in 1989, which was the last time the franchise has finished with…

Pacers deal Paul George to the Thunder, keep him out of the Eastern Conference

When Paul George’s agent, Aaron Mintz, dialed up Kevin Pritchard the weekend before the 2017 NBA Draft, he informed the Pacers’ president of basketball operations that George did not plan to exercise his player option — negotiated by Mintz in 2013 by taking a lower percentage of the salary cap — following the 2017-18 season…

Ex-teammates react to Paul George being dealt to Oklahoma City

When news broke on Twitter that the Pacers were dealing Paul George, the face of the franchise, to Oklahoma City, his former teammates were as surprised as everyone else. It was a trade that surprised the entire league, basketball community, and of course his ex-teammates. After they saw the news on Twitter, several Pacers then…

Paul George says goodbye, thanks Indiana

Hours after news broke that the Pacers agreed to trade Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, Paul George went on Instagram to say goodbye to Indiana after seven years. View this post on Instagram I can go on and on with pics and comments but INDIANA.. THANK…

Lance Stephenson urges Paul George to stay with the Pacers

For now, Paul George remains with the Indiana Pacers. And Lance Stephenson, who’s on his second stint with the team, would like for it to stay that way. On Wednesday afternoon, Stephenson posted on Instagram, his favorite social media platform, a plea directly to the four-time All-Star whose agent informed Pacers President Kevin Pritchard that…

Robert Mathis shares his thoughts on Paul George’s decision

Colts linebacker has gotten to know Paul George over the last several years. Not only is Mathis a big-time Pacers fan, frequently sitting courtside for home games, but also for the last three summers the two have teamed up to host the successful Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field. George took over co-hosting…

Paul George remains a Pacer (for now), but message sent to team officials stings

As much as draft night is supposed to be about, you know, the draft, Pacers fans were glued to draft coverage and social media awaiting a solution to the Pacers’ Paul George problem. Last Friday (June 16), one day after George co-hosted a celebrity softball game to raise money for the Indiana’s Children’s Wish Fund,…