RUMOR: Paul George could be traded to the Nets

Paul George was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a massive blockbuster deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the move was made, the Clippers were immediately dubbed NBA Finals contenders. Now that they have ended their season in disappointing fashion, it appears that George could be on the move again to the Brooklyn Nets.

That comes from a report put out by Jason McIntyre of Fox Sports, who stated that George could be traded this offseason. He also made it clear that the Nets are the top potential landing spot for George.

“I’ve heard, at the exit interviews, Paul George didn’t get ‘rave reviews’ from his teammates. My source would not be shocked if Paul George was shipped out of town and the potential landing is the Brooklyn Nets.”

Obviously, this would be a big-time blockbuster trade for both the Nets and Clippers. George being moved won’t happen just because L.A. wants to make a trade. They gave up a lot of value to get George from the Thunder.

Looking at potential trade chips that the Nets could offer, there are some intriguing options. Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, and draft picks seem like the most likely options. Jarrett Allen could possibly be available as well.

Can you imagine a “Big Three” of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and George for the Nets? It would be intriguing, although some would doubt that the three players would be able to exist with each other.

During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Clippers, George ended up averaging 21.5 points per game to go along with 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 steals. He shot 43.9 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 41.2 percent of his three-point attempts.

If this deal were to be made, the Nets would be hoping that Durant, Irving, and George would all be willing to sacrifice to make the star trio work. There would be some difficulties making sure that there are enough shots to go around.

All of that being said, this is something to keep a close eye on. Paul George will be mentioned in a lot of trade rumors this offseason after his brutal playoff performance for the Clippers. If they do look to move him, the Nets would be an immediate potential destination.

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