Thunder Trades For Paul George


Friday, June 30th 2017, 9:48 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma City Thunder has traded for Paul George, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The Pacers receive Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return. 

George, who is set to be a free agent following the 2017-18 season, was a four-time all-star for the Pacers and averaged 23.7 points per game this past season for the Pacers.

Along with his scoring ability, George is one of the elite perimeter defenders in the NBA and has made three All-NBA defensive teams. If the Thunder is able to retain restricted free agent Andre Roberson, OKC's defense could be one of the best in the league. 

With Russell Westbrook eligible to sign a super-max contract extension on July 1, Thunder GM Sam Presti is going all-in to show the NBA's most valuable player that OKC is committed to winning. 

The Pacers receive Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return. 

W Paul George--If only for 1 yr, @okcthunder will field salty club, esp if Abrines takes game to another level. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) July 1, 2017

George, who is set to be a free agent following the 2017-18 season, was a four-time all-star for the Pacers and averaged 23.7 points per game this past season for the Pacers.

Along with his scoring ability, George is one of the elite perimeter defenders in the NBA and has made three All-NBA defensive teams. If the Thunder is able to retain restricted free agent Andre Roberson, OKC's defense could be one of the best in the league. 

With Russell Westbrook eligible to sign a super-max contract extension on July 1, Thunder GM Sam Presti is going all-in to show the NBA's most valuable player that OKC is committed to winning. 

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The Oklahoma City Thunder has traded for Paul George, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. The Pacers receive Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return. 

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