NBA Rumor: Paul George to Celtics?

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If the Celtics are indeed destined to trade for Paul George, they are probably just at the beginning of a long process in their dealings with Indiana general manager Kevin Pritchard. A league source said today that the Celtics are waiting to hear back from Pritchard, who as of draft night was asking for next year’s Nets’ and Lakers’ first-round picks, which are both under Celtics control. Pritchard also wants starting-caliber players included in the deal.
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As the Boston Celtics and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge await their chance to make a pitch to Hayward after free agency begins Saturday, Ainge’s son Tanner, who is running for Congress in Utah, has repeatedly expressed a desire for Hayward to stay with the Jazz. Late Wednesday night, Tanner Ainge tweeted at Hayward with a link to a news story about how Massachusetts is considering a “millionaire’s tax” that could eventually elevate the tax burden for high-earners.

Ainge, meanwhile, was said to be knocking on a number of doors (Indiana’s Paul George was also a confirmed target), but with so many teams still in the playoff race and so little being known of how this offseason will play out with the greatly increased salary cap, most are looking for a better idea of where they will stand going forward before being willing to pull the trigger on a trade for perhaps their best player.
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