Report: Pacers seeking 2018 Nets and Lakers picks, starter from Celtics in Paul George trade

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The Celtics reportedly plan to sign Gordon Hayward and trade for Paul George.

They’ll have their crack at Hayward, but they don’t sound particularly close to getting George from the Pacers.

Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald:

That offer – which presumably includes Jae Crowder or Avery Bradley as the starter – is an outrageous asking price for a player on an expiring contract who has professed a desire to join the Lakers.

But it’s just an asking price. Indiana surely knows it won’t get that much. It’s all part of the negotiation (as is Boston seemingly leaking the offer).

There’s still time for both sides to find common ground.