Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Paul George tells fans he is returning to Thunder

Paul George tells fans he is returning to Thunder

In a vacuum, this is an expensive deal for a Thunder squad that took a chance by acquiring George in a contract year.

Were he to sign with any National Basketball Association team other than Oklahoma City, the max contract available to him would span four years and pay $130 million, $46 million less than the Thunder can pay him.

Oklahoma City and the 24-year-old forward have agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract, according to a report from ESPN.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder averaged 21.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a career-best 2.0 steals this past season with the Thunder.

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George joined OKC last offseason in a blockbuster trade with Indiana, However, even then, the process playing out now was expected. This caused him to miss all but six games in the 2014-15 season.

Just last week, George opted out of his contract with the Thunder and entered free agency, and that prompted many rumors that he planned to go to the Los Angeles Lakers, as the Inquisitr reported.

Instead, the Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs.

"If you wanted to stay in Oklahoma City, you're guaranteed nearly $176 million over five years", Mintz said.

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The Thunder are willing to pay the penalties in order to keep in contention. However, the team doesn't have a ton of flexibility to improve the roster. They could buy out Anthony or waive him and use the stretch provision, but that remains to be seen.

The all-star swingman announced his attention on Saturday night on stage at party hosted by teammate Russell Westbrook.

This move also greatly affects the Lakers. But players can not sign contracts and teams may not comment until 12 p.m. on Friday. They are also looking to acquire San Antonio Spur Kawhi Leonard in a trade. After all, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson figures to be a persuasive presence in free agent meetings.

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