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Paul George To Opt Out Of Thunder Contract, Hit Free Agency

28 June, 2018, 16:15 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

If he chooses, he could sign a five year, $176 million deal with the Thunder.

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard will become an unrestricted free agent as long as he opts out of his $20.7 million contract by Friday. For LeBron James, and other free agents, where PG lands could impact their decisions.

Sources have also said that George will likely also consider the Los Angeles Lakers.

8 years later and we have another special on deck, but on a smaller level as the OKC Thunder await the decision of whether Paul George is going to re-sign with the team or bolt to the Los Angeles Lakers as many predict he will go. Nevertheless, Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti, coach Billy Donovan and Westbrook have made a strong case on a future with the Thunder and moved the franchise into contention with the Lakers.

George has spoken out about the free agency process and said his decision will be based on multiple factors.




The most talked about part of the N.B.A offseason is about to rise another level as hoop fans and insiders anticipate the beginning of the free agency period.

"It's a lot of things that go into it - trying to find the right fit, what's the best place for me to raise my kids", George says in the first episode.

All eyes will be on Paul George's next decision. "A lot is playing into this, so it's a bit overwhelming".

"Here they have made a huge risk in trading for me, knowing I have one year on my deal", George said, as transcribed by Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman. George scored just five points on 2-of-16 shooting in a Game 6 playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, and OKC failed to advance past the first round for the second straight season.

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