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Paul George | Forward | #13

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / IND
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Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137 million max contract with the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.
Wow. It's a three-year deal plus a player option, so major props to the Thunder for getting this deal done. Perhaps getting PG on a three-plus-one deal is the biggest news of all. The Thunder are going to be paying some serious tax this year to get them to almost $300M for their roster this year. PG said Russell Westbrook was his guy, and apparently he wasn't kidding. Jul 1 - 12:21 AM

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Paul George has committed to sign a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

It's officially Woj bomb season. 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. This is a year after PG said he wanted to go to Los Angeles, so credit to Westy and the OKC guys to pry him away. At the party, he had something to say. "I’m here to stay," George said. "We can bring it home." OKC doesn't have much cap room, so they'll be rolling with a similar squad and may lose Jerami Grant.
Jun 30 - 11:44 PM

Members of OKC’s front office will be at Russell Westbrook's party, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

Yes, this is still about the NBA. All signs point to a celebration of Paul George signing with the Thunder unless he plans on doing something extremely cold blooded. Westbrook also flew eight hours to leave a family vacation to go to this party. For now, the expectation across the league will be that George is staying for at least one more year.
Jun 30 - 10:29 PM

According to Royce Young of ESPN.com, Paul George arrived in Oklahoma City late on Saturday afternoon, as Russell Westbrook is hosting a private party in town late Saturday night as free agency opens.

Yes, this is how we get NBA news in 2018. Several Twitter sleuths are tracking a similar story about what is being called a "summer hype house party" at a property near Lake Arcadia. The ESPN report adds that Nas is expected to perform for the 500 guests. Like the first track on Illmatic, this could be The Genesis on several PG-13 rumors today.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 7:30 PM

Paul George and Russell Westbrook have worked out together intermittently the last couple of months, and the two have stayed in steady contact, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

PG has said that winning is his top priority in his decision, and he's said that Westbrook is "my guy" recently. The Lakers still are in the mix and George has maintained he'd like to play there at some point, but maybe OKC can keep him as they'd be paying a hefty tax bill next season.
Jun 30 - 2:50 PM

Thunder star Paul George has informed the team that he will not be opting in for the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and EPSN.

He'll pass up on the $20.7 million left on his contract and become free to sign with any team, although Woj is also reporting that the Thunder are still seriously in the hunt to re-sign him. The Lakers will also receive serious consideration, while the Sixers and Rockets are also still in pursuit of George. We may not know where he's going to land until the Lakers' pursuit of Kawhi Leonard runs its course, as both George and LeBron James could be waiting to see if there's a chance they can all play together in L.A.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 8:24 AM

Paul George has still not made a decision about his free agency and it sounds like he could join the Lakers, re-sign with the Thunder, or go elsewhere.

The Lakers are desperately trying to get Kawhi Leonard with the hope that LeBron James and George will follow him to L.A., while LeBron and George don't appear to want to be the first big names to agree to a deal. There's also talk that George might want to remain by the side of Russell Westbrook in OKC. It looks like whether or not the Lakers can land Leonard might be the key to this year's free agency, which starts on Sunday morning at midnight. If the Lakers don't land Leonard, it appears that they might then become long shots to land LeBron or George - at least for the upcoming season. You can be sure there are a lot of conversations between the trio that aren't being discussed in the media and this situation should escalate between now and Saturday night. One thing's for sure - it's going to be an epic free agency period in the NBA, as LeBron will try to find a spot and pieces that would allow him to challenge the Warriors for a title.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 28 - 2:20 AM

The Rockets will reportedly aggressively pursue Paul George as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

George reportedly enjoyed his time in OKC this past season, but the Thunder were quickly bounced out of the first-round in the playoffs, and it's tough to see them doing much better next year based on the cap situation. PG-13 has also been linked to the Lakers, and he'll reportedly have a conversation with LeBron James later in July regarding the possibility of suiting up together in Los Angeles. Houston would give George the best shot at competing for a championship, though.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 6 - 12:40 PM

Paul George had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and he's expected to resume basketball activities in 6-8 weeks.

PG battled left knee soreness in late December but he only missed one game, after which we heard nothing about the knee. Fortunately, the initial timetable gives him plenty of time to prepare for training camp -- the big question is which team he'll be playing for, as he's expected to decline his $20.7 million player option in favor of free agency.
May 9 - 7:37 PM

When asked about the offseason, Paul George said he thinks "the biggest thing is just trying to keep a relationship with Sam [Presti]."

"Continue to talk with Sam," George said. "Continue to talk with Billy [Donovan], with Russ [Westbrook}, and figure out the direction we want to go as a group." Maybe he left someone out by accident, but it's certainly interesting that Carmelo Anthony wasn't mentioned in that group, and it's fair to think that PG-13 won't come back if OKC has to drop $28 million on Melo.
Apr 28 - 6:47 PM

Paul George was non-committal on his future after the Thunder's Game 6 loss on Friday night.

If this was his final game for OKC, it will leave a sour taste. George was just 2-of-16 from the floor, scoring a total of only five points in 45 minutes. "It's too soon," said George when asked if he would return to OKC next season. "I'd love to remain a Thunder, but that's what the summer is for. So, we'll address that in the summer." It will be another very interesting offseason in Oklahoma City. Stay tuned.
Source: Oklahoman
Apr 28 - 9:35 AM

Paul George made 2-of-16 from the field for five points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, six turnovers and three fouls in 45 minutes in a season-ending loss to the Jazz on Friday.

He was extremely passive in this game while Russell Westbrook tried to take over. On one play in the middle of the fourth quarter, PG-13 had Donovan Mitchell switched onto him with five fouls, but still OKC didn't get him the ball with Westbrook taking a jumper instead. This could be George's last game with the Thunder and losing in the first round certainly doesn't help OKC's case to keep him. Expect a slew of updates on George in June.
Apr 28 - 1:16 AM

Paul George got hot in the third quarter on Wednesday, finishing a 107-99 victory with 34 points, eight boards, two assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and one block.

George made 12-of-26 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 45 minutes, and his ability to manufacture offense was critical to the Thunder comeback. OKC has assisted only 44.2% of their made field goal attempts, easily the lowest rate among playoff teams -- for perspective, the 76ers lead everyone with a 67.9% assist rate, and five teams are above 60.0%. That rate actually fell for OKC tonight, at just 33.3%, but it paid off thanks to the individual brilliance of PG-13 and Russell Westbrook. George has the 13th-highest usage in the postseason and that's not going to change in a must-win situation on Friday.
Apr 26 - 12:31 AM

Paul George hit 9-of-21 shots, 2-of-9 3-pointers and 12-of-12 free throws for 32 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 40 minutes of Monday's 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Jazz, as the Thunder fell into a 3-1 hole in the series.

George beefed with Joe Ingles all night and turned the ball over six times. The Thunder won the first quarter 30-24, but were dominated for the rest of the game, and unless Carmelo Anthony steps up to help George and Russell Westbrook, or they figure out how to defend the Jazz as well as they're being defended, the Thunder are going fishing soon. Game 5 is in OKC on Wednesday.
Apr 24 - 1:45 AM

Paul George scored 23 points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Jazz during a Game 3 loss on Saturday.

He had a tough start and was the only productive high-volume offensive player. Perhaps the PG-related highlight from this game is the Utah crowd chanting "push-off P" with some fouls called against him. George also was hardly the defensive presence that he's been in his career as OKC was run out of the building late.
Apr 22 - 12:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Russell Westbrook
3Devon Hall
4Raymond Felton
5Hamidou Diallo
SG1Andre Roberson
2Corey Brewer
3Alex Abrines
4Timothe Luwawu
5Terrance Ferguson
6P.J. Dozier
7Daniel Hamilton
SF1Paul George
2Josh Huestis
3Kyle Singler
4Kevin Hervey
PF1Jerami Grant
2Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nerlens Noel