Paul George is eligible for a hefty extension October 31, but the L.A. native can definitely hear the call for him to come home and finish his career.
“Everywhere I go [in L.A.] they say, ‘We want you here. Don’t sign with the Pacers,’ ” George said. “I hear that constantly. It’s getting a little repetitive … but I’m getting used to it.
“I understand it. I can’t really be mad about it. It’s a great feeling when people in the stands really want you.”
George is happy to be in Indiana, and even though he’ll only be an unrestricted free agent, George thinks “leaving the Pacers for L.A. wouldn’t be a smart move.”
“I’m happy to be in Indiana,” George said. “I’m happy to be where I am. If I was going to leave Indiana and come to the Lakers, it just wouldn’t be a smart move for me. We got a great thing going right now.”