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Pacers looking toward future after dealing Paul George

Kevin Pritchard's aggressive offseason was derailed by Paul George's decision.

So the team's new president of basketball operations went all in on Plan B. He needs it to pay off.

On Friday, Pritchard talked about using the two young players acquired in last week's deal with Oklahoma City as being key elements in a rebuilding project that will likely be the defining moment of his tenure.

"Paul was not staying beyond this year and we had no chance. I thought we were in a good place, but at the end of the day he wanted to be with another team," Pritchard said in his first public comments since word leaked about the deal. "We have to move on. It's like a...

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