Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

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Like all National Basketball Association superstars, George has his own camp to say things behind the scenes he would get roasted for saying publicly. The rumors about George's future have been heating up and the Lakers are said to be a serious threat to pry him away from IN, but other teams can only offer George a four-year deal for around $133 million unless they acquire him IN a trade. May.

Johnson also guested on the Jimmy Kimmel Show where he was asked by the comedian if he's going to violate the NBA's anti-tampering laws if he talks to George in a social setting. So many guys played well this year. Those selections come from the Minnesota Timberwolves (lottery protected as early as 2018) and Cleveland Cavaliers (top-10 protected as early as 2019) but, even if both were included, the package would have to include at least two of Atlanta's own picks.

The Hawks are at a bit of a crossroads during the 2017 offseason and things could go in a number of directions.

George has been previously named third team All-NBA in 2012-13, '13-14 and '15-16. If George indicates that he's leaning toward leaving Indiana, Pritchard may decide that it's time to start talking with other teams about a trade. Essentially, now 2 players per team if meeting a certain criteria, and still on the team that drafted them, are eligible for massive 5-year contract extensions.

The Los Angeles Lakers believe they will be in position to sign Paul George during the summer of 2018. IN will still be able to offer him that same "supermax" contract in 2018 if he makes an All-NBA team next season, but given the subjective nature of the All-NBA teams, and the stiff competition for those six forward spots, doing so is hardly a guarantee.

Denver Nuggets' Serbian sensation Nikola Jokic exploded into the upper-echelon of National Basketball Association talent this past season and clearly solidified himself as one of the league's star players.

"So many great players, so many players had great seasons", Durant said.

That said, it wouldn't be shocking to see Hayward opt-in for the final year of his deal depending, but that decision is still a little ways away.

George isn't the first player to be affected by this quirk of the CBA. Will he leave IN to head back to Los Angeles?

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