Most believe George wants to end up playing for the Lakers.
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.
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But the state's highest civil court reversed course in January after receiving an outpouring of letters opposing the decision. Advocates are likely to push for the case to be appealed to federal courts.
George was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Friday night right before the National Basketball Association offseason begins. That gave the Pacers something for losing George, when they would have received nothing had he stayed through next season and played out his contract. The deal is reportedly worth $173 million.
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. Oladipo averages a couple more points and assists per night while Crowder is a better rebounder and defender.
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He was also quoted in the weekend press as promising to resist "back door funding" for Northern Ireland. Talks will continue today today to try to re-establish a power-sharing executive in the North.
The Thunder might not have what it needs to convince George to remain after next season, but at least the team will now be in the mix and have the opportunity to show him what he means to the organization.
Westbrook told the team following the end of that season that he wanted the roster to improve so the team could continue with the best team in first the Western Conference and for the National Basketball Association title.
The Clippers saw star point guard Chris Paul leave Wednesday for the Houston Rockets after opting out of his contract, joining star guard James Harden to form one of the most formidable backcourts in the league. The team has plenty of assets, and it actually added to its picks and players when it traded the first overall pick days before the NBA Draft. The Timberwolves, according to multiple reports, reached a three-year deal worth $57 million with free agent point guard Jeff Teague, formerly of IN, to replace Rubio.
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President Donald Trump voiced full support to Saudi Arabia, accusing Doha of funding terrorism at a "very high level". The Qatari response to the demands came 48 hours after the list was handed to Doha.
In other National Basketball Association news approaching the start of free agency, Blake Griffin has canceled his meetings with the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets and will reportedly return to the L.A. Clippers on a five-year max deal.