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BREAKING: Paul George STAYS With Oklahoma City

BREAKING: Paul George STAYS With Oklahoma City

Rest easy Thunder fans, you will have your Fourth of July.

The free agency news heard ’round the world–Paul George has chosen to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

George has committed to sign a deal with OKC per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

With the Thunder operating in the post-Kevin Durant era, the ability to retain an All-Star free agent is monumental for the city and organization.

Sam Presti said during the Thunder’s draft press conference that the team and George had, “built a relationship built on transparency, trust and collaboration.” The fact that George revealed his decision so early into free agency shows just that.

George was in fact in Oklahoma City earlier today. The All-Star flew in from Los Angeles to attend a party hosted by Russell Westbrook. The event took place at a Lake Arcadia residence where 500 attendees were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements. Hip/hop star Nas was the entertainment for the evening according to sources.

While reports and opinions of George staying with the Thunder were slowly making their way through the wire in the week, OKC fans were really sent into a frenzy when local barber Scissorhands of Fade N Up tweeted, “Thunder fans get ready for some GREAT NEWS #ThunderUp.”

With Carmelo Anthony deciding not to terminate his contract with the Thunder, this team will effectively return as constructed. More moves will follow–Jerami Grant’s future, Josh Huestis’ status as well as some off the radar moves that could happen.




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Brady has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2016. University of Oklahoma alum class of 2014. He has worked for the Franchise since April 2018. Co-Host of the OKC-82 Podcast. Member of the Basketball Insider's Show.

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