The challenge for teams looking to acquire George is he has a player option after the 2017-18 season. He is set to make $19,508,958 next season. A team looking to acquire George has no guarantee he will not opt out after the 2017-18 season. They risk giving up talent and draft picks for a player that could potentially only play on their team for a year and a half.
George signed a 5 year/$91,572,660 contract in 2014. He has been linked to the Boston Celtics in trade rumors.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the teams are discussing the Nets 2017 pick that the Celtics have the right to this summer. Boston has been reluctant to part with young talent and the Nets pick to acquire a player like George or Jimmy Butler.
The USA Today reported George has interest in joining the Lakers in 2018 free agency. George grew up in Southern California.
George is averaging 22.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.3 apg and shooting 38.2 percent from behind the 3-point line.