How Does Paul George Trade Impact Russell Westbrook's Thunder Future?

Report: Nuggets express interest in free agent point guard George Hill

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, sources have said the four-time All-Star George has been sent to OKC in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis along with other pieces not made known as of posting time.

The trade momentarily takes George off the market, after he told the Pacers he didn't want to return to IN after his contract was up next summer.

On Friday night ESPN reported that the Pacers chose to trade him to the #Oklahoma City Thunder, in a deal that sent Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to Indiana. They tried very hard last February to trade for George prior to the trade deadline only to see those efforts fail. The deal is reportedly worth $173 million.

The Thunder are in much shape, obviously, but it still could all far apart soon if Westbrook and George both leave after next season.

The 27-year-old forward's destination this summer has been subject of high speculation in recent weeks with teams like the Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs among the prospects.




George played in 75 games for the Pacers last season, averaging 23.7 points per game. Average per game in the main basketball League in the world George gaining 18.1 points and 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

George's future at IN has been uncertain for some time.

Sure, this is likely a one-year rental for Oklahoma City with Paul George, especially since his desires to play for the Lakers are well known. Another Aussie, center Andrew Bogut, is on the free agency market after suffering a broken left leg in his debut with Cleveland last season.

The Utah Jazz received Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Oklahoma City Thunder's 2018 protected first-round pick, absorbing him into their remaining cap space for the 2016-2017 season before it expired at midnight.

Remember, we're talking about a player in George who was asked the lead a Pacers offense that had secondary contributors like Jeff Teague and Myles Turner.

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