Paul George opts out, but that doesn't mean he's leaving OKC
01 July, 2018, 10:14
In 79 regular season games with the Thunder past year, George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. All day we've seen the talk of PG going to Russell Westbrook's party with OKC's front office in attendance, so it wasn't smoke and mirrors.
The general assumption was that George would be sitting down with the Lakers to plan out a future with the Los Angeles team, so his decision to stay locked down with the Thunder naturally came as a shock.
It was reported just before midnight on the East coast that George has agreed to re-sign with the Thunder. There would be nothing more awkward than getting everybody together for this, have it all leak to the media and then leave without George signed. Despite Oklahoma City's first-round exit in the playoffs, however, the five-time All-Star has committed to returning to the Thunder.
The Thunder's current salary for next season stands at $156 million, which is $32 million over the tax line.
George, who was traded to the Thunder a year ago, was rumoured to be heading to the Lakers with his old contract expired.
From Oklahoma City's perspective, this was quite a coup.
ESPN's Royce Young tweeted that Westbrook "left a family vacation in Hawaii to fly eight hours to Oklahoma City to host this party". The deal reportedly carries a player option on the final season. In a league based on efficiency, George simply is not worth the money Oklahoma City is paying him.
In his year with Oklahoma City, George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Ultimately, the move ended up with the Thunder placing fourth in the Western Conference with a 48-34 record in the 2017-2018 season.
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