Paul George explained why he left the Indiana Pacers on a Knuckleheads podcast with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles.
George suggests that the NBA’s best power forward in 2017 wanted to join the Pacers to play with George.
“I’m not going to say the names, because I’m going to keep their businesses private, I just say it like that,” said George. “At that time, the best forward said he wanted to see Indy and join me.
“They say, ‘we are a medium-sized company, we are a small market, like, we cannot do it, we are a small market, we cannot afford that.’ I’m like the best striker who wants to come play here, can’t they make that work? They didn’t want to. “
George was disappointed that the Pacers did not want to make the move he thought would improve his team.
“So, I’m angry, because it’s like, what am I doing here? You know what I mean? They don’t want to win. I have the best forward power that wants to come and play here. Not everyone chooses Indy to play here. “
George possibly refers to Blake Griffin or Paul Millsap.
George said he contacted his agent to request an exchange after that conversation he had with the Indiana office.