Paul George traded to OKC

Paul George traded to OKC

And for the Pacers, they received shooting guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis, who was the 11th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, for their efforts in sending away a rental in George.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will also be a bigger part of the offense in IN than he was with the Thunder, and don't be surprised if he averaged 15 FGA and 18 PPG while playing for Nate McMillan and the Pacers in 2017-18.

All-Star forward Paul George will join NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook on the Oklahoma City Thunder while Stephen Curry has agreed to a rich new deal to stay with Golden State.

The Thunder were also bounced in the first round of the playoffs last season, and now with Westbrook and George they hope to go deep in the playoffs next season.

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Two-time NBA MVP Curry reached terms on what his agent told ESPN was a five-year deal worth $201 million, what would be the richest contract in NBA history.

Durant left Oklahoma City a year ago for the Warriors and Westbrook last season became only the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple double of points, rebounds and assists for a full season. He averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists during his time there.

George gives the Thunder a dynamic second superstar to pair alongside Russell Westbrook, a necessity by today's National Basketball Association standards and something OKC glaringly missed last season when Kevin Durant left for Golden State. Several teams were mentioned as the potential landing spot for George, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of team. He reportedly informed the team earlier this year that he planned to leave next summer as an unrestricted free agent and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Paul George will make $19 million this season before he hits free agency next year.

The Thunder-Pacers megadeal just added to the arms race in a frenzied offseason in the National Basketball Association following two blockbuster trades that saw Jimmy Butler ending up in Minnesota and Chris Paul landing in Houston. They are eligible to be unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2018. The trade for Paul George definitely shows that.

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