Watch: Paul George tells fans he is returning to Thunder
The confirmation that Paul George would be returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder came from the man himself.
George was on stage at a party thrown by teammate Russell Westbrook in OKC on Saturday when he delivered his message to the fans: “I’m here to stay.”
You heard it here first. pic.twitter.com/jN6gBn6j1Z
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) July 1, 2018
George isn’t just staying short-term either. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, George is signing a four-year, $137 million contract with a player option
OKC has well over $100 million tied up to George, Westbrook, Steven Adams and Carmelo Anthony entering next season. Anthony will be completely overpaid, but at least the Thunder will be able to field a compelling team. And once Anthony’s contract expires, they will likely try to supplement their formidable core.
This is a major, major win for the Thunder.