Of course, George grew up in Palmdale, Calif. and played his college ball at Fresno State. However, Sean Deveney of Sporting News painted a different picture on Wednesday morning, reporting the "league executives aren't so sure" the Lakers must acquire top-end talent from outside the organization before James arrives.
The Celtics have reportedly made another offer for Kawhi Leonard.
The Los Angeles Lakers seemingly have everything set in front of them for the franchise to get themselves out of this rut that they've been over the past couple years, but the pressure is mounting for them to make a move.
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The Spurs could find themselves driving up the price for Leonard, as teams grow desperate to trade for him as a means to land James or George.
Leonard reportedly is still insisting the team trade him, while the Spurs are equally headstrong about keeping him in uniform at least until the 2019 trade deadline, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing unidentified league sources. There have since been conflicting reports on whether San Antonio would be willing to deal with Los Angeles. Aldridge becomes even more expendable if the Spurs were to trade for a young building block like Brandon Ingram or Markelle Fultz. A sign-and-trade with Julius Randle is a possibility.
Wojnarowski notes, the Lakers have expressed a willingness to teams to take on 2018-19 salary for the chance to secure a future first-round pick, which could then be used to sweeten a prospective trade opportunity.
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George, 28, averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 79 games this season for the Thunder.
One agent recently suggested to Business Insider that the Spurs should not trade Leonard, barring a mega-offer. Leonard and James would be quite the formidable duo, and there's no doubt they and the rest of the team would reach their full potential under head coach Gregg Popovich.
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The Lakers have also seemed to have taken a liking to Wagner, who the team has worked out this offseason. The Lakers don't want to get into any trouble during this year's free agency period.