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Sun Oct 2205:02F Paul George finished night with 22 points, five rebounds and f...
F Paul George finished the night with 22 points, five rebounds and five steals as the Thunder dropped to 1-1.
Fri Oct 2004:21F Paul George finished with 28 points in first game for Thunder ...
F Paul George finished with 28 points in his first game for the Thunder in a win over New York on Thursday..
Fri Oct 2001:33NBA roundup: Knicks no match for Thunder's Big 3
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's new-look roster got off to a big start Thursday night.New additions Carmelo Anthony and Paul George teamed up with Russell Westbrook to score a combined 71 points as the Thunder beat the New York Knicks 105-84 in the season opener for both teams.Westbrook turned in a triple-double with 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds. George finished with 28 points while Anthony added 22.Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 31 points and 12 rebounds. The only other New York player to score in double digits was Enes Kanter, who had 10 points.Clippers 108, Lakers 92LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers continued their recent domination of the Los Angeles Lakers with a victory in the season opener for both teams. The Clippers have won 19 of the past 21 meetings with the Lakers since the start of the 2012-13 season.Blake Griffin had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan finished with 14 points and 24 rebounds to lead the Clippers.Rookie Lonzo B... [More]
Fri Oct 2000:57NBA roundup: Knicks no match for Thunder's Big 3
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder's new-look roster got off to a big start Thursday night.New additions Carmelo Anthony and Paul George teamed up with Russell Westbrook to score a combined 71 points as the Thunder beat the New York Knicks 105-84 in the season opener for both teams.Westbrook turned in a triple-double with 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds. George finished with 28 points while Anthony added 22.Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 31 points and 12 rebounds. The only other New York player to score in double digits was Enes Kanter, who had 10 points.Raptors 117, Bulls 101TORONTO -- Jonas Valanciunas scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, C.J. Miles added 22 points off the bench, and Toronto defeated Chicago in the opening game of the season for each team.Norman Powell added 15 points for the Raptors, while Kyle Lowry scored 12 points and had nine assists. Delon Wright added 13 points with DeMar DeRozan contributing 11.Robin Lopez scored 18 points and nabbed eight rebounds for the Bulls. Rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 points and eight rebounds, Justin Holiday added 15 points, and Denzel Valentine scored 12.
Sat Sep 3021:33NBA notebook: Spurs' Leonard to miss entire preseason
San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason due a right thigh injury, the team announced Saturday.The Spurs said in a statement that Leonard's timeline for returning to the court would be determined at a later date as he "continues a rehabilitation program for right thigh tendinopathy."Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated the issue first developed sometime last season.The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Leonard is entering his seventh NBA season after averaging 25.5 points and 5.8 rebounds last season, making the All-Star Game for the second time in his career.--Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a left high ankle sprain in a Friday training camp practice session, the team announced.Robinson, 23, was driving to the basket and came down awkwardly during a team scrimmage.With Paul George traded to Oklahoma City, Robinson is expected to play a more prominent role this season.--Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbe... [More]
Thu Aug 3120:49Lakers fined $500K for tampering with George
The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the anti-tampering rule, the NBA announced Thursday.The league said the fine was a result of communication between Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and representatives for Paul George, while the All-Star forward was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers.The Pacers filed formal tampering charges and Thursday's fine followed an investigation conducted by the independent law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.The fine also reflected a previous warning issued by the NBA to the Lakers regarding tampering, following comments made during an April 20 national television appearance by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations.The investigation did not reveal evidence of an agreement or understanding that the Lakers would sign or acquire George."We respect and accept the NBA's decision regarding this matter," Pelinka said. "On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, I want to express our regret o... [More]
Sun Aug 2021:03NBA investigates Lakers for alleged tampering with George
The NBA is investigating the Los Angeles Lakers for alleged tampering involving Paul George after the Indiana Pacers filed a formal complaint.The league released a statement Sunday from Mike Bass, executive vice president of communications."At the request of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA opened an investigation into alleged tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers," the NBA statement said. "The independent investigation is being conducted by the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made. We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing." Peter Vecsey on Patreon reported Saturday that Lakers president Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss were contacted by an investigator for the NBA and asked to provide "any correspondence pertaining to" George, his agent and his parents."As the NBA's statement made clear, we cannot comment about the specifics of ... [More]
Thu Aug 1015:27Thunder F Patterson undergoes knee surgery
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, the team announced.Patterson, who will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, is expected to start at power forward for Oklahoma City after agreeing to a three-year, $16.4 million contract in July.The 28-year-old is the second significant offseason addition for Oklahoma City, which picked up Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers. That deal saw another forward, Domantas Sabonis, exit the Thunder for the Pacers.Patterson averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 65 games (eight starts) for the Toronto Raptors last season. He produced 3.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 10 playoff games.A first-round pick by the Rockets in 2010 out of Kentucky, Patterson spent 2 1/2 seasons in Houston. He played parts of two seasons with the Sacramento Kings before joining the Raptors in the 2013-14 season.Patterson has appeared in 477 career games, making 73 starts. He has averages of 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Wed Jul 1220:33George credits Durant with assist in Thunder trade
When Paul George learned a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder was a possibility, it was natural to seek out a peer who has already walked in those shoes.George was traded to the Thunder earlier this month after seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He talked to MVP Russell Westbrook about Oklahoma City and reached out to Kevin Durant, once a mainstay All-Star in OKC, who had no motive for steering George to the Thunder."KD was like, 'That place (Oklahoma City) will blow you away.' He told me, 'They can offer what other teams can't in terms of the people and the preparation and the facility, down to the chefs and the meals.' He was pretty high on (the Thunder). He thought it was a first-class organization in every way," George said in a Sports Illustrated interview. Durant left Oklahoma City in free agency one year ago, and won the NBA championship last month with the Golden State Warriors. George was frustrated in Indiana and with one year remaining on his contract, helped force his... [More]
Wed Jul 1220:23NBA notebook: George gives Durant assist for joining Thunder
When Paul George learned a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder was a possibility, it was natural to seek out a peer who has already walked in those shoes.George was traded to the Thunder earlier this month after seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers.He talked to MVP Russell Westbrook about Oklahoma City and reached out to Kevin Durant, once a mainstay All-Star for the Thunder, and who had no motive for steering George to the Thunder."KD was like, 'That place (Oklahoma City) will blow you away.' He told me, 'They can offer what other teams can't in terms of the people and the preparation and the facility, down to the chefs and the meals,'" George said in a Sports Illustrated interview. "He was pretty high on (the Thunder). He thought it was a first-class organization in every way,"George did not entirely dismiss the public sentiment that he's planning to reach free agency in July 2018 for the opportunity to entertain playing in his hometown of Los Angeles. George said he will always idol... [More]
Sat Jul 118:30Pacers appoint Buchanan as GM
The Indiana Pacers named Chad Buchanan as general manager, the team announced Saturday.Indiana also promoted Peter Dinwiddie to senior vice president of basketball operations from his previous capacity of vice president of basketball operations.Buchanan, 44, spent the last three seasons as assistant general manager of the Charlotte Hornets. He takes the place of Kevin Pritchard, who in May was named the Pacers' president of basketball operations."I know Chad from when I was at Portland and I thought back then he was extremely sharp and gifted when it comes to talent, and what teams need to improve," Pritchard said. "I'm very pleased we can add someone of his caliber and look forward to working with him. He is very well respected and will fit into the culture we have here."Buchanan spent 10 seasons with the Trail Blazers, serving as a scout, acting general manager and director of college scouting.Dinwiddie, who has been with the franchise since 2006, just completed his fifth year as Indiana's vice president of basketball operations.The front-office moves came one day after the Pacers reportedly agreed to trade star forward Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.
Sat Jul 104:07F Paul George reportedly traded by Indiana Pacers to Oklahoma Ci...
F Paul George was reportedly traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday, according to multiple outlets. George was the 10th overall pick by Indiana out of Fresno State in 2010. He has career averages of 18.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 488 regular-season games. George also appeared in 81 and 75 games, respectively, in the last two seasons after missing most of the 2014-15 campaign recovering from a gruesome knee injury. Last season, he averaged a career-high 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds on a career-best 46.1 percent shooting.
Sat Jul 100:25Thunder reportedly acquire George from Pacers
Next summer, Paul George may join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. For now, he will reportedly be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Multiple outlets reported Friday night that George was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.George's name has been in trade rumors ever since June 18 when he informed the Pacers he was not re-signing and planned to become a free agent when his contract was up next summer. Since then, he has reportedly expressed a desire to join the Lakers. He has also been linked to the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, among others.The Thunder reportedly are sending guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis to the Pacers.The move places George alongside NBA MVP Russell Westbrook for at least one year and occurs nearly a year after Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors as a free agent.George was the 10th overall pick by Indiana out of Fresno State in 2010. He has career averages of 18.1 points and 6.3 re... [More]
Thu Jun 2912:16Stephenson pleads with George to stay with Pacers
Lance Stephenson took to social media to plead with fellow forward Paul George to stay with the Indiana Pacers.Stephenson, who was drafted by the Pacers along with George in 2010, posted a photo of the two on his Instagram account on Wednesday night."I'm not letting u leave bro @ygtrece stay home bro," the 26-year-old Stephenson wrote. "We did big things let's continue."Stephenson played for Indiana from 2010-14 and rejoined the club for six games in April.George reportedly is committed to playing for the Pacers through next season, but the four-time All-Star intends for sign with another club when his contract is up in 2018.George has an 18.1 points-per-game average in parts of seven NBA seasons. The 27-year-old recovered from a serious compound fracture of his right leg in the summer of 2014 while playing for USA Basketball to regain his star status.
Tue Jun 2716:03Wall hopes Wizards can pry George away from Pacers
John Wall believes Paul George is the missing piece to the Washington Wizards' championship puzzle.Wall told ESPN's The Undefeated on Monday that he is recruiting George to push for a trade from the Indiana Pacers to the Wizards in order to challenge LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy."I am talking to some guys -- Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told the website before the NBA awards show."Look at our team. We are one piece away. ... (George) is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance."Washington was eliminated by the Boston Celtics in a contentious seven-game series in the East semifinals this season. Boston went on to lose to James and Cleveland in five games in the conference finals.George, a four-time All-Star, has been a hot commodity on the ... [More]
Mon Jun 1900:25F Paul George informed Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with fran...
F Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season and become a free agent and is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers as his next club.George reportedly had his agent relay the news now to Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard so he was upfront with his plans as well as giving the franchise the opportunity to prepare for its future.The Pacers are already shopping George, according to The Vertical. While the four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Lakers, Indiana reportedly has discussed a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sun Jun 1821:21Pacers F George informs team he will test free agency after next season
All-Star forward Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't resign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season and become a free agent and is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers as his next club.The 27-year-old George is from Palmdale, Calif., a desert town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.George reportedly had his agent relay the news now to Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard so he was upfront with his plans as well as giving the franchise the opportunity to prepare for its future.The Pacers are already shopping George, according to The Vertical. While the four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Lakers, Indiana reportedly has discussed a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.One report said the Pacers are requesting a "substantial package of talent and draft picks" in exchange for George, who averaged a care... [More]
Mon Apr 2401:49F Paul George finished with 15 points on only 5-of- 21 shooting
F Paul George finished with 15 points on only 5-of- 21 shooting. George averaged 32.3 points during the series' first three games.George missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with one second left."It's really frustrating to continue losing to the same team or the same person (James)," George said. "It's what I work hard for in the summers to try to help lead a team along and ultimately, it's who I am always going to see and face. But again, we just came up short and didn't do enough."When asked if he hopes to remain with the Pacers, George, whose future has been discussed frequently in Indiana, said, "I ain't even at that point yet. Next question."
Fri Apr 2102:25F Paul George scored 36 points, including 21 during dominating s...
F Paul George scored 36 points, including 21 during a dominating second quarter, in Thursday's 119-114 loss to Cleveland. "We came out in the second half with a 25-point lead and had a chance to put our foot on their throat," said George, who also had 15 rebounds and nine assists. "Instead, we came out relaxed and just allowed them to step into wide-open 3-pointers.''
Tue Apr 1805:50G Paul George scored 32 points Monday in Pacers' Game 2 loss at ...
G Paul George scored 32 points Monday in the Pacers' Game 2 loss at Cleveland.
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