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Why the All-NBA team selections improve the Lakers’ chances of adding Paul George

Why the All-NBA team selections improve the Lakers’ chances of adding Paul George

When the NBA and the National Basketball Players Assn. agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement in December, the league sought to give teams a better chance of keeping the players they drafted — while also compensating players handsomely for making that choice.

Because of that, today’s announcement of the league’s All-NBA teams could have a major impact on the Lakers’ ability to add Indiana star and Palmdale native Paul George to their roster.

George was not among the six forwards selected to the three teams Thursday. That could give the Pacers more of an incentive to find a new home for George this offseason.

The CBA includes a provision called the designated...

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