The whispers are turning into shouts when it comes to Paul George heading to Los Angeles to play with the Lakers, via trade.Lakers boss Magic Johnson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week and tampered with George without tampering with George, and George has already more or less told his Pacers teammates that his longterm plans involve the Lakers, not Indiana.“And if we can keep that pick and be one either one, two or three in terms of the draft, then we’re going to be in good shape.” The dream scenario for Magic – who craves star power – and Lakers fans is to obtain both George and Lonzo Ball this summer.Both players desperately want to play in Los Angeles.That means the Lakers would likely have to give up more than just the first second or third overall pick.
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George struggled from deep shooting only 28% from deep on 28 attempts, well below his NBA average of 36.5%.
While he struggled shooting it from the perimeter, he made his presence felt on defense, particularly in the Championship game where he swarmed Serbian guard Milos Teodosic and held him to 9 points on 4 of 11 shooting.
Coming off a career year with the Indiana Pacers, George contributed in every aspect of the game in Rio, and looked very comfortable in his first international competition.
George only played 19 minutes per game for a loaded U. roster, but his per 40 numbers were excellent, finishing ninth overall in points at 23.7 per 40, third in steals at 3.2, and fourth in offensive rebounds at 4.5.