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Quick: Blazers Offered “Better” Deal For Paul George

CSN NW’s Jason Quick opines that Portland’s offer for Paul George was superior to Oklahoma City’s.

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In the opening hours of NBA Free Agency, the Indiana Pacers traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a package of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. According to Trail Blazers beat writer Jason Quick, the Thunder weren’t the only ones after the All-Star forward. The Blazers not only made an offer to Indiana, but in Quick’s assessment it was better than the one that was eventually accepted.

Blazer’s Edge’s David MacKay reached out to Quick for more details, but he was unable to provide any.

While the specifics of the offer may never be known, this was not the first report about it. Last week, Quick indicated that the Blazers’ offer did not move Indiana’s needle.

The 27-year-old George played seven seasons in Indiana, making four All-Star appearances. He was voted to three All-NBA third teams and three All-Defensive teams. He successfully recovered from a horrific broken leg sustained during a 2014 Team USA scrimmage, coming back to average more than 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in each of the past 2 seasons.