HoopsHype Paul George rumors

February 7, 2014 Updates

Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George tells TMZ Sports ... he never EVER offered to pay a woman $1 million to abort her unborn child -- but if the kid is his, he's ready and willing to do the right thing. We're told ... back in 2013, George had a relationship with a woman from Miami named "Daniela" -- a woman who is currently pregnant. The releationship went through the end of the summer ... but in November, Daniela informed George she was pregnant and she believes he is the father. In a statement to TMZ Sports, George says ... "If and when there is legal confirmation that I am the father, I will fully embrace my responsibilities. This is a personal matter that is still being sorted out, so I hope you can respect my privacy. " TMZ.com

February 6, 2014 Updates

NBA All-Stars Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and John Wall of the Washington Wizards headline the list of dunkers in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk (#SpriteSlam), taking place during State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night (#StateFarmSaturday) at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 15. Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors and Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings fill out the Western Conference teams, while reigning Sprite Slam Dunk champion Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors completes the East roster. This year's event will feature the participants competing as a team -- three players representing the Eastern Conference and three players representing the Western Conference -- in an above-the-rim two-round format. In a significant first in the event's history, the competition will tip off with a Freestyle Round where the dunkers for each conference will have 90 seconds to showcase as many dunks as they want. At the conclusion of the Freestyle Round, the panel of judges will then choose a winner by voting "East" or "West." The winning conference will earn the advantage of deciding whether its dunkers will dunk first or second in the head-to-head battles that take place in the Battle Round. NBA.com

Sources told ESPN.com that Indiana's Paul George, Washington's John Wall and Portland's Damian Lillard are confirmed entrants in the dunk field that will be officially announced later Thursday on TNT. ESPN.com reported Wednesday night that George, Wall and Lillard were poised to join defending champion Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors in the competition. ESPN.com

February 2, 2014 Updates

Paul George, the team's leading scorer, said Bynum must come to Indiana with a committed mindset. "You can't pass up on a huge talent like that and I expect him to be able to help us if he comes in with an attitude to buy into our program," George said of the player who averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds during his final season with the Lakers. "He'll have to prove a lot to himself, whether he wants to play or not. If he comes in ready to go, ready to put in the work, really buying into our program, we have no problem being there for him." Indianapolis Star

February 1, 2014 Updates

So, will he fit with the Pacers, a team known for its chemistry on the court and in the locker room? “We hope so,” said Paul George, the Pacers' All-Star starter. “We hope the second he walks into our locker room everybody welcomes him with open arms and he feels the chemistry of the team. “We're a close group here. We're all on the same page. We'll know right off the bat if he's going to be committed to us or not.” NBA.com

January 31, 2014 Updates

“We knew something needed to change and everybody was on the same page with that,” George said of the mood in the locker room at the half, with each player knowing without having to say a word to another that the present set of circumstances was unacceptable and had to be rectified. “We came out in the second half and for the most part, executed what we needed to do.” NBA.com

January 29, 2014 Updates
January 23, 2014 Updates

James will be joined in the Eastern Conference’s starting lineup by Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Pacers forward Paul George and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Durant will be joined in the Western Conference’s starting lineup by Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, Clippers forward Blake Griffin, and Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. Irving, George, Curry and Love will all be making their first All-Star Game starting lineup appearances. SI.com

Returning to national team roster after capturing gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship are Chandler, Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Durant, Iguodala, Love, Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), and Westbrook. Completing the USA National Team roster are NBA standouts LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); David Lee (Golden State Warriors); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors). NBA.com

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When asked whether he had declined the offers, George said, “No, I haven’t declined. I’m keeping my options open.” In particular with the dunk contest, George, who fans would love to see after he showed off a 360-degree slam in Saturday’s win, would like to see it taken more seriously. “It would all depend on who’s in it,” he stated. “I want to be in it when the competition is good.” Pacers.com

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