I posted about this in the wrong thread.
I don't doubt PG would be interested in staying here if the Pacers had a team that could contend but they don't. Bird has not done a good job at building this roster. LA is far more attractive with young talent, chance to get other free agent stars to sign, and it is home to PG.
There are probably a lot of people * at PG for this leaking and for him wanting to leave. I don't fault him one bit though. I appreciate all he has done here and it has been fun watching him but it's time to move forward without him. They need to get whatever they can and I have felt that way for some time.
If the Pacers (Bird) did a respectable job at building this roster the past few years I could understand the bitterness some Pacer fans feel towards PG. The roster isn't where it needs to be though and that is on the Pacers not PG. If I was PG I would want to go elsewhere too.