Sources: Pacers offering Paul George to Warriors for Klay Thompson

Before All-Star brazen Paul George was traded to a Oklahoma City Thunder, a Indiana Pacers talked to a Golden State Warriors and offering him for Klay Thompson, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to a source, Golden State pronounced no to a offer, and a talks with Indiana finished there.

Appearing on Thursday’s SportsCenter, George told Wojnarowski he was wakeful a Pacers had talked to a Warriors.

“I would’ve looked brazen to it, of only being in a good conditions and a possibility to contest for a championship,” George said. “But it didn’t happen. It’s still fun to group adult with a special talent and have a possibility to contest opposite that team.”

George joked that he didn’t consider a trade to Golden State would fly with a league.

“Yeah, we consider that would’ve been a Chris Paul-to-L.A. conditions where they denied that trade,” George pronounced with a laugh, referring to a barbarous Hornets-Lakers understanding in 2011 that was vetoed by then-NBA commissioner David Stern.

The Pacers concluded to send George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis on Jun 30. The trade became central on Jul 6.

In Oklahoma City, George will be teamed with MVP Russell Westbrook. George talked Thursday about how Golden State’s proceed has altered a game.

“We adore being a alpha of a teams, though it’s only not picturesque that you’re going to be means to do it alone,” George said.

“You need assistance in this league. Back in a day, that’s what done a league. Guys were winning championships, creation their group improved by themselves. They had pieces and they had a lot of help. But a joining was widespread out.

“Now you’ve got guys teaming up; a landscape has shifted a bit. In sequence to contest opposite that, we have to have guys that can contest during a same turn as you. That’s unequivocally what this joining has come down to. [The Warriors] shifted a landscape a lot.”

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