Ryan Mayer

One of the dominating story lines of the NBA offseason was the drama surrounding Paul George and his apparent interest in leaving Indiana to sign with the Lakers as a free agent following the 2017-18 season. As soon as his interest was reported, the trade speculation frenzy began with George being connected to teams like the Cavaliers, Celtics, Rockets and of course, the Lakers. However, Indiana GM Kevin Pritchard instead agreed to deal George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.

Now, as George gets acclimated with his new team, he sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins for an interview in which, he commented for the first time publicly, about his interest in joining the Lakers saying that it’s been a little bit “overstated”.

Read more at CBS LA

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