Paul George has told the Pacers he plans to leave during the 2018 free agency period, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Per the report, George prefers the Lakers over any other team on the market. This news comes a year before George can exercise the player option from his contract and become a free agent.
If this report is true, it essentially kills any trade value he previously had for the Pacers. It’s hard to envision any team in the league offering Indiana a large haul knowing that George already has a destination in mind.