That's the message being sent around the NBA, Amick said, following multiple reports that George wouldn't sign a contract extension with any team that acquires him before Thursday's trade deadline.
The Los Angeles County native can opt out of his current contract after next season. Therefore, if he was traded to a team other than the Lakers, that team would risk him leaving as a free agent for L.A.
The news would put the onus on the Pacers to try to enhance the roster around George immediately. While not blockbuster material, team president Larry Bird had talks with the Sacramento Kings regarding Arron Afflalo, according to Amick.