If 2017 was the year of the superteam, then 2018 shall now be called ‘Superteam 2: The Free Agents Strike Back’ if this report is anything to go by.
If you didn’t know, which is almost impossible considering the media coverage about this situation, Pacers All-Star Paul George has informed Indiana that he does not plan to return after next season, when he becomes a free agent, stating that the Lakers would be his preferred destination if he got his way.
Because of this, Pacers’ management has no doubt been bombarded with trade offers for the small forward, one of which may have come from the Cleveland Cavaliers in their quest to strengthen their ranks before next season.
The thing to note with any trade offer that includes PG13 is that he is most likely not going to re-sign with the team that trades for him, maybe unless he plays for a surefire winner, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, turning George into a one-year rental.
This doesn’t seem to startle Cavs’ GM David Griffin however, as reports have emerged of the Cavaliers being quite interested in the swingman.
— theScore (@theScore) June 19, 2017
This would make a lot of sense considering the competition Cleveland will be up against when they inevitably run into the Warriors in the Finals if they make that far for a fourth straight year, needing all the help they can gather to try and defeat the California juggernaut.
What’s even more interesting, is the fact that the Pacers are listening to the Cavs’ apparent offers. Could Kevin Love be on the table?
The Pacers have reached out to the Cavs over the weekend to gauge their interest in a potential Paul George deal. https://t.co/lNX0jX3CEa
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2017
If the Cavs can somehow snatch George away from Indiana before another team does, be prepared for superteam vs. superteam in the 2018 Finals.