Paul George has no regrets about Lakers coming up as trade destination while with Pacers
Pretty candid stuff from Paul George about L.A. with Lakers and Clippers coming up. Says he has no regrets about Lakers popping up as trade destination when he was with Pacers: pic.twitter.com/1j2bqmRc8m
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) January 2, 2018
“No. I have no regrets at all. All that was said is a destination that I’d love to go to. There wasn’t gun pointed to the head send me here. I just stated somewhere I would like to go play. If you asked 80 to 70 percent of the guys in the league if they would love to go back home and play for their home city that’s all I stated. I just would’ve loved to go home to play for my city. So no regrets at all. I thought this trade was win-win for both sides. I’m just happy to move on.
These comments from George will only further fuel the flame that he still has a strong desire to play for the Lakers next season. It is clear that he has some significant interest in playing for his hometown team if the opportunity presents itself.
It is no secret that the Lakers have lined up their salary cap situation to bring in a couple of the top free agents next summer. George’s name has consistently been brought up as one of their potential primary targets.
With a meeting against the Lakers at Staples Center on tap for Wednesday, it will set the stage for a welcoming environment toward George to further appease him. This should all make for an interesting evening.