The NBA season is over but don't be fooled - the summer is going to be very interesting. Trade rumors have already started, and one of the biggest names that will be mentioned in a potential trade this off-season is Paul George. George is currently in his seventh year with the Indiana Pacers since he was drafted 10th overall in the 2010 draft. He has two years remaining on his contract with the Pacers but has the right to opt out of the second year and become a free agent in the summer of 2018.

George is considered as one of the best "two-way" players in the NBA, as he possesses superb skills both on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. This season he averaged career-high 23.7 points per game while shooting nearly 40% from the three-point line. His Indiana Pacers squeezed into the playoffs as the eight seed in the East and ended up getting swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round.

George to the Cavaliers?

Earlier this week George informed the Pacers that he will opt out his final year of the contract as he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018. He also said that his primary choice would be joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. George never shied away from saying he is a Lakers fan and many believe Los Angeles would be a perfect fit for him. With that being said, the Pacers don't want to let George walk away as a free agent and they've already started making contacts with other teams around the league as they explore their options.

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NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

According to ESPN sources, the Pacers also reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss a potential trade that would send Paul George to the Cavs.

Adrian Wojnarowski of "The Vertical" reported that Indiana is asking for a trade package that would include talent and draft picks. Obviously, the one thing that comes to mind when mentioning Paul George being traded to the Cavaliers, is a Kevin Love-for-Paul George swap.

Kevin Love's name was mentioned in trade rumors many times before, and it appears that he is the only asset the Cavaliers have right now if they want to get Paul George. Sources close to ESPN confirmed that a phone call from Indiana to Cleveland was made this weekend and this trade now appears to be possible.

LeBron and George have a good relationship

No doubt that LeBron James would welcome having Paul George on his team, as the two of them seem to have mutual respect for one another and good relationship on and off the court.

James and George have had many battles on the basketball court throughout the course of their careers, and it would be interesting to see how would they work together on the same team. Also, the "Big Three" of Kyrie Irving, Paul George, and LeBron James would have a legitimate chance of beating the Golden State Warriors in a potential Finals rematch next year. George has said many times that he wants to play for a winning team and to compete for the championship and the Cleveland Cavaliers seem to be his best chance of doing that in the near future.

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