Is Paul George trolling Celtics fans or does he have a legitimate interest in coming to Boston?
Enter the cryptic tweet to fuel speculation.
George replied to a Bleacher Report article where ex-Celtics star Paul Pierce said the C's should trade the No. 1 pick for an established star player. Then George quickly deleted the tweet. Here's a screenshot from Twitter:
Hmmm. An accidental reply? Or is there more to it? George was mentioned in Celtics trade rumors at the deadline in February and more speculation popped up when Larry Bird quit as Indiana Pacers president, but it's widely believed that the Pacers star was heading for the Los Angeles Lakers, who own the No. 2 pick.
George is almost certain to opt out and become an unrestricted free agent after failing the make the All-NBA team released Thursday, making George ineligible for the designated-veteran-player extension from the Pacers. They can still offer him more money, but not as much had George been All-NBA.