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.
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.”