Indiana continues to reject any calls about George, per several league sources. They are banking on the new CBA to help retain George; if he makes the All-NBA team this season, they could offer him the new designated mega-extension before he even hits free agency — a super-rich contract no rival could approach.
Source: Zach Lowe of ESPN
REPORT: Utah Jazz Will Stand Pat at Deadline
SOURCE: Boston Celtics to Stand Pat at Deadline
Wolves Walked Away From Knicks Deal?
After several days of talks, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly walked away from talks with the New York Knicks at the trade deadline and did not consummate the long-rumored Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade.
On Deadline Day, Minnesota ultimately decided to walk away from the Ricky Rubio-for-Derrick Rose trade, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 23, 2017
Source: Marc Stein via Twitter