Paul George put the Pacers in an odd position this offseason. They were essentially forced to trade him after he had his agent tell the front office he wasn’t going to play in Indiana past the upcoming season. With their hands forced, the Pacers traded George in a deal with the Thunder.
Indiana could have moved its All-Star forward at the trade deadline and received a much larger haul, but instead the team ended up with Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. No matter which way you look at it, this was a poor deal for a player of George’s caliber.
But it was about the best Indy could get, because not only did George deliver what Pacers president Kevin Pritchard described as a “gut punch,” but there were also a number of reports saying George was going to bail after the next season to play for the Lakers.
Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves — The Timberwolves have been collecting young players, biding their time for a big move. They decided to pull the trigger this offseason by adding Butler to team with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, two of the game’s brightest Knicks Cheap Jerseys young stars.
Not only does Butler give Minnesota another proven scorer, he provides them with a much-needed veteran who has won playoff games (and a gold medal). Butler’s move to Minnesota won’t instantly make the Timberwolves contenders in the loaded Western Conference, but it should get them Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys into the postseason with a chance to surprise.
Chris Paul to Rockets — As good as the Rockets were at times last season, they always appeared to be missing a key piece. Paul is a great organizer and shooter. His addition allows James Harden to play off the ball, which could equate to better ball movement.