Reggie Miller on Paul George: ‘I don’t see him leaving Indiana’

On the heels of the Golden State Warriors winning their second NBA title in three years, the NBA conversation quickly turned to how another team will dethrone this super team. It took Draymond Green not getting suspended, plus the addition of 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant to capture the title once again.

LeBron-led teams in the Eastern Conference have reached the NBA Finals in each of the last seven season. How much longer can that continue? Probably another two or three seasons.

He’s under contract with the Cavaliers for another season. Then, who knows. Maybe he’ll head out west and play for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has a media business in Hollywood and already has a $20 million home there.

Gordon Hayward’s a free agent, Jimmy Butler has another two seasons under contract, and Paul George of the Pacers has just one.

Reggie Miller spent all 18 seasons in Indiana with the Pacers. He was a California kid (and still lives there to this day), had his number retired by the Pacers and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s widely considered the best player in the franchise’s NBA history.

He shared what he thinks about George and his future Tuesday on The Dan Patrick Show.

“Everybody’s talking about Paul George. I hope he doesn’t leave Indiana,” he said. “I don’t see him leaving Indiana. But, the Lakers are a suitor. Obviously they’re talking about him in Cleveland. But they [Cleveland] need help, because that was a gentlemen’s sweep.”

VigilantSports.com put in a request to talk with Miller via Turner Sports three weeks ago, and messaged him directly after these latest comments. So far, no response.

[Reggie believes PG was “certainly deserving’ of All-NBA honor]

George will earn $19.5 million for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Unless something significant changes, the checks will be from the Pacers. At least for now, the Pacers appear to be most interested in adding another star to the roster to entice the four-time All-Star to stay in Indy. But they are constantly listening to offers — and they should.

The NBA Draft is on Thursday, June 22nd and then free agency begins on July 1.

Catch Reggie’s interview below (with his comments on George at 5:12):

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