The Los Angeles Lakers attempted to get the Sacramento Kings to trade them their two first-round picks in Thursday's draft (Nos. 5 and 10) in exchange for the No. 2 selection, but the Kings refused, sources told NBA TV's David Aldridge.
The Lakers and Pacers have engaged in talks regarding George, according to multiple reports, and there's reason to believe a deal could get done before or during Thursday's draft. Any trade likely signals a Pacers rebuild around Myles Turner.
The Kings got a second first-round pick (No. 10) via the DeMarcus Cousins trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. It's difficult to imagine the Kings wanting to assist their division rivals in landing a superstar, though.