Early reports from several sources indicated that the Celtics and Pacers are at least discussing a Paul George trade and that the Celtics were willing to include the 2017 Nets pick.
Update on Boston, Indy: Boston hasn't met Indiana's asking price on Paul George, but Nets pick has entered conversation now, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
2017 Nets pick has always been more in play for George than Butler. Biggest Celtic concern has to be PG's opt-out after 2017-18.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) February 23, 2017
Can echo what @WindhorstESPN just said on @SportsCenter: More than a few rival teams out there think Boston has a shot at Paul George today.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Pacers involved in talks with teams potentially to clear roster spots, sources say. Teams suspect might be related to Celtics talks— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 23, 2017
Update: Adrian Wojnarowski just said on his show that the Celtics have “no traction” on a trade for either Jimmy Butler or Paul George.
Final (?) Update:
Indiana has passed on trade offers for Paul George and All-Star forward will remain with the Pacers, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017
As of now, it appears that the Celtics will hang on to the Nets picks and re-engage in trade talks this summer.
More news as it becomes available.
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