Paul George es cambiado al Thunder
Paul George has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Paul George tiene un nuevo hogar, y Russell Westbrook cuenta con un nuevo compañero estelar.

Los Pacers de Indiana han acordado un canje de George al Thunder de Oklahoma City a cambio de Victor Oladipo y Domantas Sabonis, indicaron dos personas informadas sobre los detalles. El sorprendente pacto le da a Westbrook, el recién coronado Jugador Más Valioso de la NBA, seria ayuda para la próxima temporada.

Los equipos acordaron el canje el viernes a pocas horas de que el mercado de la agencia libre diera inicio, dijeron las personas que hablaron con The Associated Press a condición del anonimato porque el acuerdo no es oficial.

George dijo recientemente a los Pacers que planeaba salir del equipo como agente libre el próximo verano, lo que obligó a Indiana a buscar un canje antes de perderlo por nada a cambio.

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The Paul George saga has taken a huge turn, but may not be over.

George has been traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

Shelburne later reported that the Pacers would receive Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, who was the 11th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The question now is whether or not the Thunder can convince George to re-sign in OKC after the season or if he will eventually end up with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent following the 2017-18 season.

It is worth noting that the Pacers did not get any draft picks in this deal, despite the Pacers now appearing to be a team in rebuild mode. As Brian Windhorst of ESPN notes, this suggests that the Pacers were not getting good offers for a star player who seems hell-bent on becoming a free agent after the season and going to the Lakers.

While most would assume that George is still destined to be a Laker, it appears that the Thunder have gone all-in for the upcoming season as the window that once included Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden is closing sooner, rather than later.