Could NBA superstar Paul George be on his way out of Indiana? Apparently this scenario is absolutely possible based on recent speculation.

Is Paul George leaving the Pacers?

The Indiana Pacers have started the season with a very disappointing 9-10 record which has them in 10th place in the watered down Eastern Conference. They may be looking to make some changes and shake things up so that they can be competitive and be able to contend for a playoff spot. Even though Paul George is their franchise player, could president of basketball operations Larry Bird be willing to pull the trigger on a deal that could send him away to not only another team but a team in the same conference?

If so, then that says a lot about the current state of the Pacers.

Bird has come out and said that signing Paul George to a contract extension is a priority, however George has stated that he doesn't want to sign an extension which could leave the Pacers in a bad predicament. The best thing for the team may be to trade him away to acquire other assets instead of him walking away and them getting nothing.

Boston Celtics willing to trade pieces for superstar

One of several NBA teams linked to Paul George is the Boston Celtics. They have been rumored to be looking for another NBA superstar to pair with off-season acquisition Al Horford and starting point guard Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics have quite a few assets to offer in a possible trade scenario.

They have stockpiled a bunch of future draft picks and have interesting pieces such as Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, and Kelly Olynk available to be moved.

There is a reported trade proposal between the Celtics and the Pacers which would send those three players plus four future draft picks in order to attain the services of George.

This would allow them to get the other superstar they've been looking for and give them an immediate roster upgrade despite losing so many pieces. The Pacers would get some good assets in return which would allow them to build towards being a contender again. Paul George would be in a favorable postion with a team that has already made the playoffs and is looking to make a deep run this year.

He would probably be more inclined to sign an extension with the Celtics due to the team's current structure and the winning tradition of the organization. This could possibly be a win-win situation for all parties involved.

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