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The 'Paul George to the Lakers' conversation that never happened (1:34)
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Stephen A. disagrees with Le Batard on Magic (2:07)
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Does Magic deserve criticism for Pelinka hire? (1:45)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Teams mulling Paul George trade apprehensive knowing he wants to win with Pacers and his Plan B is Lakers, sources tell ESPN. He won't commit long-term outside of those two teams, I'm told.

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Stephen A. says 'the ship has sailed for Griffin in L.A.' (1:43)
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How can the Lakers make a trade for George happen? (1:46)
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Pierce on board with China's Jr. NBA program

Paul Pierce, whose playing days are winding down, will be a founding member of the Jr. NBA China Leadership Council, which will promote youth basketball in the world's most populous nation.

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Can Magic make better draftees appear?

Much of Earvin Johnson's challenge will begin to take shape in four months, when the next NBA draft takes place. Consider the numbers for recent top picks made by the Lakers' previous regime.