Draft Deals: What price would you pay for Paul George?

Draft Deals: What price would you pay for Paul George?

The Boston Celtics could be in the mix to land Indiana Pacers guard and forward Paul George. They've reportedly tried it before.

George, who has told the Pacers he intends to leave after 2018, wants to end up with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to reports.

So if the Celtics landed George, who was a top 10 scorer in the NBA in 2017, they'll be acquiring him knowing he's likely just a rental.

With that in mind, what could and should Boston give up in a trade for George? In this hypothetical scenario (not founded in reports or rumors), the Pacers would get:

  • Memphis' protected first round in 2019
  • Forward Jae Crowder
  • Center/foward Tyler Zeller

And of course, the Celtics would get George.

So would you do that deal? Answer our poll below.

Celtics should get word Friday on Irving's status

Celtics should get word Friday on Irving's status

BOSTON -- Kyrie Irving has had a second opinion on his sore left knee, and a decision on what the next step will be is expected to be made within the next day or two, according to a league source.

 The medical officials involved in the initial evaluation will meet with those who examined him today, to compare notes and determine what’s in the best interest of Irving going forward.

 While surgery is a possibility, the source indicated that the current course of treatment, which consists primarily of rest, remains a consideration. 
The concerns regarding Irving’s knee are to be of the short-term variety, with the source indicating reports that there are long-term concerns with the knee are “just wrong.” 

 In his first season with the Celtics, Irving has appeared in 60 games in what has been one of his most efficient seasons as a scorer. 
He’s averaging 24.4 points per game while shooting a career-high 49.1 percent from the field. The five-time all-star is shooting 40.8 percent from 3-point range this season in addition to dishing out 5.1 assists along with grabbing a career-high 3.8 rebounds.


Celtics assistant McCarty to become coach at Evansville

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Celtics assistant McCarty to become coach at Evansville

BOSTON – The first member of the Brad Stevens’ coaching tree is about to take off. Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty is expected to be named head coach at Evansville University.

McCarty, an Evansville, Ind. native, was selected over a field of candidates that included former Indiana University standout Calbert Cheaney and David Ragland who, like McCarty, is an Evansville native.

The 6-foot-10 McCarty, a 10-year NBA veteran with seven-plus spent with the Celtics, has been part of Stevens’ coaching staff since 2013. The former Celtic has been a college assistant coach at Louisville (2007-2010) in addition to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers (2010-2011).