Sources: Pacers talk to Cavs about P. George


After superstar Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team, the Pacers began shopping George's services this weekend, including a phone call to the Cleveland Cavaliers, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.
George reportedly told Indiana he will opt out of his current contract in 2018 and become an unrestricted free agent.
George's admission, first reported by The Vertical, prompted Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard to begin canvassing the league for potential offers for the four-time All-Star who, at 27, averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals this season. He upped that production to 28 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.8 steals in a first-round playoff loss to Cleveland in April.