With the NBA Draft just hours away, rumors are buzzing about potential trades that could be made.
Reports about Paul George’s potential availability came to light, as it sounds like the Los Angeles Clippers are gauging trade interest.
Since then, reports claim the New York Knicks are expressing interest in a possible deal to land the star forward.
According to Ian Begley, the Knicks and Clippers have held discussions about a potential Paul George trade.
For now though, it’s unclear whether or not George is actually available or not.
The Knicks and Clippers have had contact about a potential Paul George trade, per SNY sources. It is unknown if Clippers are willing to move George. @TheSteinLine reported earlier that Clips gave rival teams the impression that they were gauging George's trade value last week.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 22, 2023
Even so, it’s noteworthy that New York is in talks with LA. Especially considering many believe the Knicks are a piece away from being a true contender in the Eastern Conference.
Having a potential starting five of Jalen Brunson, RJ Barrett, Paul George, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson sounds like a dream come true for the Knicks. But, there’s a strong chance the Clippers want one of those four guys in return.
Although nothing is set in stone, as no breaking news on this rumored trade has broke, fans are still freaking out about the possibility of having George join the team.
Would be great for NY.
— Chase Jordan (@goatcollect) June 22, 2023
Just make it happen!
Oh make that happen. Pls!
— Joey (@JoeWithA_Y) June 22, 2023
Paul George does have some health concerns. But he’d probably be a great fit in New York.
If he could stay healthy he'd be an incredible fit (and saves them from the inevitable LaVine overpay)
— Des B (@Desmoney) June 22, 2023
Some fans are concerned about the trade package New York would have to give up.
45m this season. That's a lot of salary going back. RJ, obi and Fournier/rose would match. I'm not doing that.
— Kenny K (@KennyK_NY) June 22, 2023
Meanwhile, other Knicks fans want Paul George no matter what.
We need pg13 it's a must
— SooSerious (@SooSerious23) June 22, 2023
These rumors should pick up steam as the day goes on. However, other organizations could get into the mix to possibly acquire George.
Even so, we haven’t seen a report claiming the Clippers are for sure going to trade the star forward. Until then, this is all just speculation.