Latest On Paul George, Thunder

According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, there’s growing reason to believe that the Thunder may have a verbal agreement with Paul George considering that the soon-to-be free agent is currently partying with Russell Westbrook and members of the club’s front office at an Oklahoma City house party.

With less than two hours until teams and players can formally negotiate, Stein tweets that the Thunder will have fooled many if the two parties don’t come to an agreement on a two- or three-year max deal quickly.

It was Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports who first reported that members of the team’s front office were in attendance at the shindig but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has since tweeted that Thunder general manager Sam Presti had specifically wanted to hold the team’s meeting with the free agent in Oklahoma City as part of it’s year-long recruiting effort to retain him.

As Royce Young of ESPN writes in a feature on the party, Westbrook is hosting the 500-person get-together that has been branded as a “summer hype house party”.

According to Young, Westbrook flew eight hours from Hawaii, where he was vacationing with his family, in order to host the event.

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5 thoughts on “Latest On Paul George, Thunder

  1. Z-A

    Money > Winning, that or Gatorade told him they will drop him if he changes teams again.

  2. hiflew

    And this is why people shouldn’t have judged the Thunder for trading for him last offseason. Everyone was saying, oh, he’ll be a Laker for sure next year, why bother?

    You have to wonder if this will affect teams wanting to trade for Kawhi.

  3. alphakira

    Not for nothing…but I have a feeling the internet cares more about minute details than these guys do. There’s a good chance he was just out partying with his friend and isn’t super concerned over where he’s going since he has his choice of basically anywhere.

  4. Of course money is better than winning man, which world do you live into? I can respect a guy that comes out & says honestly he wants more money, who of us doesn’t? Winning is nice if you can, if not is just a game, you go to sleep well satisfied, if the man is happy in OKC why change? He might not be happy in LA who knows why risk it?

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