When it comes to Paul George..
I think Paul George does have that potential, and if we're looking at our wing position.
When it comes down to LeBron, and Wall and Carmelo.
I think George would be a logical choice in that 2013-14 off-season. It wouldn't be the first time we coughed up money like that Especially if he continues to improve.
I think in terms of an investment Paul George is a guy you go for especially when Kobe is about to leave.
He solves a lot of our defensive problems at the 3, he may need to be more aggressive offensively, but given the synergy defensively he's able to play with a guy like Hibbert, him and Dwight would be a nightmare combo matchup and near the end of the contract he wouldn't be leaving his prime or 2 years potentially past it, he'd be still in it. I think under the new CBA it's the best we'll be able to do to and he would pair perfectly with Dwight(if he re-signs) if we're looking at a long term solution. Especially given the 3's coming into the league that year with Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker it would probably be wise to get the guy that's one of the best defensive 3s in the league and coming into his prime as well.
If we have Paul George AND Dwight Howard we'd probably be one of the few teams that could counter a guy like Wiggins(depending on how much of his potential he's realized) and George is a guy that can guard Jabari.
Could we potentially be overpaying him? Probably. But given his work ethic and how he idolizes Kobe I don't think he'd come here and then slack off, I think he'd be getting better.
The Pacers may not want to let him go but given their 'potential' financial situation if we did go the "poison pill" contract route on George I wouldn't mind in the least scooping him up from them.
I think George would probably be the most "upside" of that free agent 2014 pool and if we were gonna gamble with poison pill contract money, I think he'd be the guy you do it with. In my opinion anyway.
Edited by Majesty, May 24, 2013 - 09:37 PM.