The Jay Graves Report

Why Paul George isn’t worth the fuss or the bread boyz are lookin’ to pay him! “Bricks”

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Everybody and their baby’s momma is askin’ the same question around this piece. “Is Paul George goin’ to stay or is he goin’ to LA?” That’s the million dollar question! Well playas…the million dollar answer is, the dun’s not worth whatever hassle their is to try to keep him.

Accordin’ to my mans and nem, if he makes the All-NBA team then the Pacers can offer him the super max deal at the end of next season which would pay him in the range of like $200 million. LA can’t offer that type of bread. If he doesn’t make that All-NBA team then the offer would be like $140 million and LA or others could match that.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! He isn’t worth payin’ either of those and he darn sure isn’t worth $200 million! Why? Because they won 42 games with him and with a very good supportin’ cast. It’s not like they were OKC where Young Russ is literally out there by himself bruh.  They got swept and he doesn’t know the first thing about bein’ a leader. He disappears when you need him to show up, durin’ critical times in ball games he goes scoreless and you can’t depend on him in the clutch.

I’ve said for the past several years that the dun was the best player the Pacers had but that he wasn’t a leader. He’s not a franchise player because he’s not willin’ to take on the leadership role that bein’ a franchise player should be willin’ to embrace. The dun gets up at press conferences and throws his teammates under the bus but won’t do what it takes to lead.

I asked him after bein’ swept on Sunday in the post game press conference what he could have done better durin’ the course of the season to rally these guys to be a better ball club and he was searchin’ for something to say bruh! He finally says, “Of course, it always falls on me. I could always do things better but again, this is the first time of me really bein’ in this position. Even last year guys like George (Hill), Ian (Mahimni) took a lot of load off of me as far as rallying the team and keeping guys together as far as bein’ the voice in the locker room. So this year it was kinda hard tryin’ to figure that out tryin’ to keep everybody together, stay positive. But of course I could have done a lot of things better this year.” 

Now does that sound like a dun that you would be willin’ to put the future of the franchise in his hands? Does that sound like a cat that’s worth $200 million? This is a real question playa. He just said that George Hill and Ian Mahinmi were the leaders last year and now that they’re gone it was hard tryin’ to figure out how to be a leader. Ian wasn’t even a freakin’ starter until last year bruh.

Nobody looked at Ian and George as team leaders. Everybody and their Uncle Charlie and cousin Ray-Ray expects Paul George to be that guy!! The guy that puts the franchise on his back and he’s yet to do that bruh. Did you see Young Russ’ post-game interview with Steven Adams where he completely shut down the reporter from tryin’ to separate him from his team. That’s what a leader does playa.

PG threw my man CJ Miles under the bus after Game 1 in Cleveland for not givin’ him the rock back with 4 seconds left after he had the darn ball sayin’ that he’s got to have the ball in his hands in that situation. He tells the world after Game 2 that Lance Stephenson needs to control the VERY emotions that led those duns to the playoffs in the first place. If it had not been for Lance The Don Dada they wouldn’t have even made the playoffs in the first place and he’s only been back on the team for the last 6 regular season games. And he was the only cat ballin’ in Game 4 finishin’ with 22 points out of the bushes!!!

Paul says that he’s got to get the rock in the last second situations right? So they gave it to him in Game 4 with everything on the line to win the game to extend the series and the dun put up a brick that darn near caused an earthquake. For those of you that are checkin’ he’s now 0-16 with game winnin’ shot attempts with less than 20 seconds left.

Is this the cat you’re willin’ to make a fuss about to stay? You’re not winnin’ with him, he’s not a leader and the organization isn’t sellin’ any more tickets with him on the roster. Oh I’m talkin’ crazy? The Pacers are ranked 21 in the league in ticket sales bruh. This is supposed to be basketball country. The only time the joint is sold out is when other superstars show up to play here. There’s supposed to be a superstar here but nobody cares to come see that dun play. They wait for the visitin’ team’s superstars to show up. So is he really a superstar or his he just the best player the Pacers have? That’s a real question playboy and somebody needs to answer it before they back up a truck load of cash to give them cat. You can’t get several good pieces for what you’re willin’ to pay that dun.

The sad part about this whole thing is that the Pacers are stuck with him for now because his contract isn’t up until the end of next season. They can’t trade him even if they wanted to because nobody is willin’ to take him for one season knowin’ that the dun isn’t goin’ to stay because his contract is up after next season. It’s Dwight Howard all over again. LA doesn’t need to take him because they can sit in the cut, wait for his contract to expire and pick him up in free agency next summer.

So let his contract expire and start gettin’ other pieces to build for the future. Just because he’s the best player they’ve got doesn’t mean that he’s worth takin’ out a second mortgage to keep him. Why? Because you can’t win with him. Now I’m not talkin’ about championships bruh. I’m talkin’ about becomin’ a 2nd, 3rd or 4th seed in the East and at least gettin’ to the Eastern Conference semifinals or even the conference finals. Everybody knows that if LeBron’s healthy he’s gettin’ to the Finals. Stop trippin’ on Paul George and let that dun go on about his business. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Comin’ out of the bushes: verb phrase – to come off of the bench

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo say nothin’ because there’s nothin’ to actually say bruh!