Paul George commits to re-sign with Oklahoma City Thunder

Paul George commits to re-sign with Oklahoma City Thunder

"I don't know if Oklahoma City would have gotten a free agency meeting if he didn't go there", George's agent, Aaron Mintz said during Thursday's second installment of the mini-documentary.

George made the announcement at a party in Oklahoma City, where he was filmed and the video uploaded to Twitter by users.

"This is a friendship decision to stay in OKC as much as anything", one rival executive said about the friendship between George and Westbrook. While there was a ton of speculation about George heading home to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson and company dodged a bullet by not bringing PG to LA.

It was reported just before midnight on the East coast that George has agreed to re-sign with the Thunder. Since the Thunder received George's Bird Rights via the Indiana Pacers trade, they were able to offer him more money than any other team along with an extra year.

The deal won't become official until the league's annual moratorium on free agent signings ends July 6, but George's decision removes one of the best free agents from the market.

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"If you wanted to stay in Oklahoma City, you're guaranteed nearly $176 million over five years", Mintz said.

The Thunder's current salary for next season stands at $156 million, which is $32 million over the tax line. Oklahoma City could face the largest tax bill in National Basketball Association history, according to ESPN. The Oklahoma City point guard is really excited about his teammate entering free agency.

Where is Paul George most likely to play next season? The deal reportedly carries a player option on the final season. While attending the party, George appeared to have announced his commitment to re-sign to those in attendance.

Grant was a key reserve for the Thunder last season scoring eight points (on 54 percent shooting) and four rebounds a contest in 20 minutes.

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