There might be a hitch in the Boston Celtics’ master offseason plan.
The C’s reportedly are hoping to sign soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward and then trade for the Pacers’ Paul George, who’s made it abundantly clear that he wants out of Indiana.
The good news for the Celtics is they have plenty of assets to get a deal done, but the Pacers have an “unrealistic” demand at the moment, a league source told the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy on Thursday.
It’s hard to see the Celtics trading both the Brooklyn Nets’ and (protected) Los Angeles Lakers’ 2018 first-round picks, as George only has one more guaranteed year on his contact before he can opt out.
The Pacers might as well try to shoot for the moon, but the C’s apparently aren’t willing to go there with them — yet.
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