It looks like the Big 3 in Oklahoma City aren’t going anywhere for at least another year. It was reported last week that Carmelo Anthony opted-in to his contract with the Thunder in a deal worth $27.9 million with one year left in the deal. It is now being reported that Paul George will stick around as well.
Paul George’s new contract is reportedly worth $137 million for 4-years with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Had “PG-13” not opted to stay with his current team, he was widely expected to take his talents to his hometown of Los Angeles and play for the Lakers who are also pursuing two other superstars — Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James.
Paul George announced his intent to re-sign at a party hosted by his teammate Russell Westbrook. PG tells the Oklahoma City crowd, “I’m here to stay.”
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Despite the major signings last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder struggled to find their chemistry for much of the season and ultimately got bumped in the first round by the Donovan Mitchell led Utah Jazz. George averaged just under 22 points a game with a solid 43 percent shooting percentage in the 2017-2018 season.
There are still two major signings this offseason that have yet to be announced. Kawhi Leonard reportedly never wants to step foot in a San Antonio Spurs locker room again and the front office is well aware of that. Leonard is said to want to join the Los Angeles Lakers next season.
LeBron James is also looking for a new home next year. Many teams have expressed interest in the future Hall of Famer, but the top two teams seem to be the newly revamped Philadelphia 76ers and the youthfully talented Los Angeles Lakers team. Bron is expected to announce where he’ll sign on Tuesday.