Paul George Has Committed To Sign With Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. More

The Lakers seemed intent on landing two max players this summer, but they absolutely won by not landing George for $30-plus million a year.

Without taking any free-agency meetings, George made the announcement that he is staying with the Thunder at a house party in Oklahoma City hosted by Russell Westbrook, sources at the party confirmed.

George had been considering signing with the Lakers this offseason, according to multiple reports.

George was traded to the Thunder nearly a year ago after telling the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them.

Beyond that, the Thunder would likely have to trade rotation players to save money next season. The other reason, it gives him control in case the Oklahoma City experiment goes sideways and he wants out.

George is coming off his first season with the Thunder after a trade last summer from the Indiana Pacers.

Unless another team surpasses the Thunder this season (which is possible, given where the league's finances are going) that would easily make Oklahoma City the most expensive team in National Basketball Association history. However, the Cavs still have time to try and build a contender around him before free agency picks up - though that window appears to be tight.

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A five-time all-star, George will be one of the biggest names in free agency come July 1.

For the past year, George was presumed to be a lock to sign with the Lakers, who also were positioning themselves to chase after LeBron James.

Then there's Carmelo Anthony, who chose to make $27.9 million in the final season of his contract rather than test free agency.

If Anthony does hit the free-agent market, it's possible the Rockets would be interested. I mean, honestly, they can't say it anymore [than] that.

George played last season with the Thunder, averaging 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

The Thunder will soon find out if that's enough to keep him.

George scored 21.9 points a night during the regular season - his lowest total in three years - while shooting 43 per cent from the field.

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