NBA Trade Deadline Recap

The Big Move That Didn’t Happen

The rumored trade of the Pacers’ Paul George might have made as a big a splash as Boogie going to the Pelicans. If it had happened, that is. Instead, Pacers GM Larry Bird decided to retain the two-way superstar and keep his wobbly team intact.

After a flurry of speculation had George going to the Celtics, Nuggets, or Lakers, this is the biggest non-move of the deadline season. Whether or not Bird regrets not pulling the trigger depends on how George’s contract situation plays out.