Kinda hoping Phil Jackson and James Dolan continue doing things that run the Knicks into the ground. That's the key to making that trade happen
A few things here...
Firstly, I can't help but wonder who is leaking all of this. If George tells Pritchard he won't re-sign, either someone in George's camp or in the Pacers front office is leaking the news. If it's George's side, I don't see what they have to gain by saying it. If it's the Pacers, then we deserve to lose George and get nothing in return. The link you posted said it's George's camp that's saying all this, in which case Pritchard and Bird need to have a serious talk with George and tell him/his side to be more mature. His camp leaking all of this is simply unacceptable.
Secondly, I agree. I don't know why George is being such a flip-flopper. Before, he said he happy Indy is surrounding him with talent and not wasting his prime. Then wants to play for a contender, or the Lakers. Then he said he wants to build Indy into a contender and do what Reggie couldn't and bring a championship to Indy. Then he said Indy is his team and he's just focused on playing well next year. Then he said he won't re-sign with the Pacers. Now he's saying he won't re-sign with anyone. And that's all in the matter of just one year. I don't know if maybe someone else is pulling the strings and influencing George, but it's odd how often he's changed his mind.
Thirdly, this really hurts the Pacers. Again, with George's history of changing his mind about as often as he changes socks, you never know. The Cavs were apparently confident that their championship culture could convince him to re-sign. Perhaps playing alongside LeBron and for a contender could sway him, since I don't see the Lakers making the playoffs next year.