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May 30, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) and center Roy Hibbert (55) react during the second half in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers rumors: Paul George, David West off limits in trade talks

The Indiana Pacers got bounced in the worst of ways in the Eastern COnference Finals this year and it appears that change might be on the way. So far there have been little to no talks with free agent guard Lance Stephenson and there have been trade rumors involving Roy Hibbert since the end of the season.

Frank Vogel managed to save his job at the end of the season but there will probably be other changes that happen to shake things up, whether it be a free agent signing or a big trade that comes along.

According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, the Pacers are quietly shopping Roy Hibbert but there are two players that will not be for sale as Paul George and David West are two names that are off limits to trade partners inquiring about dipping into the talent pool in Indiana.

One source noted the obvious, which is that star small forward Paul George is untouchable in any deal with the Pacers, and added that power forward David West was all but off the table, too. He added that Indiana’s preference would be to send Hibbert to the Western Conference.

Some say that the beginning of the end for the Pacers was when they traded Danny Granger away to acquire Evan Turner which ruined the team chemistry that was already working so well. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment the wheels started falling off fr the Pacers in 2013-14 but the bottom line is that change is needed but there’s a limit to what will be altered for the future.

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