Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Lakers Rumors: Thunder May Not Afford To Keep Paul George In Free Agency, NBA Exec Says

Oklahoma City Thunder Paul George

Rumors of a potential Paul George free agency signing for the Los Angeles Lakers have died down in the past few weeks since the five-time NBA All-Star said that he was favoring to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder after teammate Russell Westbrook stood up for him during the process of selecting this year’s All-Stars.

Westbrook defended George’s initial non-selection, saying that it was “unbelievable” and “outrageous” that his teammate was left out of the game, via ESPN. The reigning league MVP then said that “the guys that deserve it” should be included, but they are not.

Everything ended well for George as he has since been named in this Sunday’s game as the replacement for the injured DeMarcus Cousins, who was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.

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Lakers Rumors: Thunder May Not Afford To Keep Paul George In Free Agency, NBA Exec Says