NBA teams made a bunch of moves on Friday night (June 30), but perhaps the most surprising involved Paul George.
The Indiana Pacers agreed to trade the four-time All-Star to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ahead of the midnight deadline. In exchange, the Pacers get guard Victor Oladipo and second-year big man Domantas Sabonis.
For weeks, George’s fate was up for speculation, after he said he would become a free agent next offseason and wanted to join the Los Angeles Lakers, being that he’s from Southern California.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets all had interest in the All-Star as well.
George’s move to the OKC Thunder will pair him with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.
With Westbrook eligible for a five-year, supermax contract next summer, the Thunder wanted to make efforts to improve the team around him.
According to ESPN, the Thunder will meet with Rudy Gay as free agency this weekend to add more options.