Paul George spent most of free agency where he started season, next to Russell Westbrook.
Though many reporters had George leaving for LA, he decided to stay with the Thunder. On Saturday Night, the five-time NBA All-Star has decided to stay in OKC with Russell Westbrook. George signed a four-year $137 million dollar deal according to sources.
George broke down what went into his decision to stay.
“It’s more than just loyalty, it’s about doing what I think is right. I feel this is the best and perfect opportunity to cement myself and bring a championship where it hasn’t been brought. They’ve welcomed me with open arms, and I want them to feel that hype that I have toward what I think we can accomplish there. I want to be part of something that’s special and something that I’ve created. In Oklahoma, I think there is something I can create there.
“Aside from being one of the best human beings I’ve been around, (Russell Westbrook’s) approach to the game is what guys who want to be a part of and build something with. Russ is somebody I can win with and vice versa. So I think with this decision, that makes me much more comfortable knowing I got a shot and a real chance to win with one of the best players in the league.
“I’m happy. I’m more than happy. This is the city and community I chose, and the place I decided to play. And I’m excited. I’m excited to go along this journey and really go all in on this experience.”