The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly made a “significant” offer for Pacers All-Star Paul George prior to the February 23 trade deadline according to Liberty Ballers.
The Sixers’ offer included Robert Covington, two-first round picks and one of Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor. The Pacers obviously declined the offer and decided to keep George moving forward.
As well as the Sixers, the Celtics, Nuggets and Hawks all had interest in acquiring the talented forward according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, but Indiana were determined to keep George despite having numerous offers on the table.
Reports came out prior to the deadline that Paul George was interested in playing for the Los Angeles Lakers when his contract had expired with Indiana. The Sixers were reportedly unfazed by this and were confident they could sell George on staying with them long-term.
Philadelphia are a team to watch this summer and beyond as their quest for an All-Star level player is well documented now, and they certainly have the assets to pull something off.