Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

James Harden Only Unanimous Player Named To All-NBA Team

James Harden Only Unanimous Player Named To All-NBA Team

Last season with the Pacers, George averaged 23.7 points per game to go along with 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

- For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. Just three months ago, though, one of those possibilities was apparently a mortgaging of the future farm in an attempt to land Paul George. He has made it clear that he loves the city of IN and would love to stay long-term if the Pacers can put a championship contender around him. George is believed to prefer to sign with the Lakers if the Pacers do not improve their status as contenders. George is under contract to the Pacers for next season, while Hayward is likely to elect to become a free agent this summer.

The Lakers are widely perceived as the primary suitor for George, either in a trade this summer or in free agency in 2018 - the superstar is reportedly "hell-bent" on wearing purple and gold - and now George has even much less incentive to stick with the Pacers (though in can offer an extra year once he hits free agency).

Jimmy showed a recent clip of Magic Johnson speaking about acquiring the star, but George played things a little more coy. USA Today's Sam Amick wrote that even if George had made All-NBA and had the massive DPE offered to him by Indiana "George still planned on taking the patient and prudent road".

To heat up the rumors even more, Taylor reports that the Lakers (as well as the Celtics and 76ers) attempted to trade for George at the trade deadline in February. Harden, who has non-option seasons left on his contract, can now add on four years like Wall (roughly $165 million). In every scenario he talked about being here. That's important. He wants to win.

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According to Nat Newell of the Indy Star, with the DPE, George could sign an extension with the Pacers worth approximately $212 million over six years. "He wants them to be as good of a team as they can when he walks in".

Needless to say, George's name will be in rumors all offseason long. And given this is the first year that the National Basketball Association is using the all-NBA teams to determine eligibility for the Designated Player Exception, a new wrinkle in the new collective bargaining agreement ratified earlier this season and set to go into effect in July, it also is now being used to determine how much players will be able to be paid. But in this option, they can at least get a promising young player or draft picks in return.

"Boston is really focused on trying to get Gordon Hayward from Utah in free agency", Wojnarowski said.

The rule is meant to keep superstars on their original teams, but in the case of George and the Pacers, it may have the opposite effect.

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers also did not qualify for the designated veteran extension.

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