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The Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George, and the league has launched an independent investigation into the allegations. The probe is reportedly centered on possible "impermissible contact" between Magic Johnson and George, although at this point, no findings have been made. If the Lakers are deemed guilty upon the conclusion of the investigation, they could lose multiple draft picks, front office execs could be suspended, hefty fines would need to be paid, and the Lakers could also be forbidden from signing PG-13 when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

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The Pacers plan to file tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George, according to NBA writer Peter Vescey. He adds that Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss were asked to turn over any correspondence pertaining to George. Johnson did appeal on Jimmy Kimmel and joked about meeting George, so that may be part of the tampering charge. This story is still developing.

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Aug 20 - 12:28 AM

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Russell Westbrook and Paul George have been working out together this week in Los Angeles. They have been joined by several other Thunder players, including Jerami Grant, Kyle Singler, Semaj Christon and Doug McDermott, at a gym on the UCLA campus. Both Westbrook and George will have to adjust their games and sacrifice a bit offensively next season. Westbrook's record-breaking usage rate will have to come back down to earth a bit. George will also attempt fewer shots playing alongside the league's reigning MVP and leading scorer.

ESPN.com

Aug 15 - 11:19 AM

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Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said the Pacers could've got more in the Paul George trade with the Thunder. Wow. The Cavs were reportedly trying to get a deal together with Kevin Love and possibly other pieces for PG-13, but instead the Pacers went with Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. A report from ESPN said "Indiana backed out" of the possible deal, as well. The PG-13 deal also went down before the Kyrie Irving trade demand, so maybe Gilbert's comments have something to do with that. Whatever the case, this is a very interesting quote from an NBA owner.

Jul 26 - 4:57 PM

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The Cavs reportedly nearly pulled off a trade for Paul George, but the Pacers backed out at the last minute. "Koby Altman was very close to a deal on June 30th for Paul George. It was so close, in fact, that Indiana was about to give permission to Paul George to get on the phone with Dan Gilbert," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "Indiana backed out of it and did the Oklahoma City deal." This report isn't quite as discouraging as the Jimmy Butler rumor because it was the Pacers who ultimately pulled out of the deal, but the Cavs not making any obvious improvements this offseason has to have LeBron James at odds with Cleveland management.

NBC Sports

Jul 19 - 10:41 AM

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Before the Pacers traded Paul George to OKC, they offered him to the Warriors in exchange for Klay Thompson, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Warriors obviously declined, and the talks died there. Thompson is locked up for two more seasons, whereas George will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Nonetheless, it's fascinating to think about the lineups the Warriors could have rolled out this season had they acquired PG-13.

Indianapolis Star

Jul 14 - 10:25 AM

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In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Paul George says he will definitely consider re-signing with the Thunder if they advance deep into the playoffs. George reiterates on multiple occasions that winning is his highest priority. For that reason, he's not sold on the Lakers, even though he admits it would be the fulfillment of a childhood dream to play for L.A. "For me, it’s all about winning," said George. "If we get a killer season in Oklahoma, we make the conference finals or upset the Warriors or do something crazy, I’d be dumb to want to leave that."

Sports Illustrated

Jul 11 - 11:09 AM

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George was traded to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonantas, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

RotoWire

Jun 30 - 10:23 PM

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Paul George has been traded to the Pacers in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Well, the days of saying Russell Westbrook has no help are officially over. We'll see what Westbrook can do to try and keep PG-13 in OKC, but most signs from earlier this month suggest it'll be a tall order to get George away from the Lakers next year. For the 2017-18 season, George makes a lot of sense next to Westy. PG was actually awesome as a catch-and-shoot guy, posting a 59.9 effective field goal percentage, so Westbrook should be looking to hit him a lot along the 3-point line. George does lose some fantasy value because Westy's super vortex of sucking in usage rate should hurt, but PG should still have early-round value.

Jun 30 - 9:56 PM

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Paul George has been traded to the Thunder, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Kaboom. We're still waiting on the details here, but you can bet we're in for a wild ride.
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RT @LakeShowYo: "Pacers file charges against the Lakers, accusing Magic Johnson of tampering with Paul George" https://t.co/YG5vc7gQA6
RT @wojespn: Sources: Pacers filed tampering charges vs. Lakers, probe centered on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and…
RT @wojespn: Sources: Pacers filed tampering charges vs. Lakers, probe centered on possible impermissible contact between Magic Johnson and…
RT @NoelTooLit: Pacers should be investigated for drug use for thinking oladipo was a good trade for Paul George
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RT @haladjianchris: Paul George: "I want to go to the Lakers." Magic Johnson: *winks* Indiana Pacers: "TAMPERING." https://t.co/amNyzcx1zu
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RT @TheFuzzNBA: REPORT: Lakers are facing financial fines (up to $5 million), loss of draft picks and future restrictions on acquiring All-…