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After successfully clearing cap space in a trade that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly turned their attention to Paul George:

The Indiana Pacers have reportedly held out hope that the Lakers would include either the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, or former No. 2 overall selection Brandon Ingram, per ESPN.

According to the report, Indiana is “determined” to complete a trade for George either before or during Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Other teams who reportedly reached out to the Pacers to discuss George were the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards.

Rumors have emerged on Indiana’s plans after it was reported that George would enter free agency next year with a focus on joining the Lakers.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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