With the NBA’s tectonic plates in a massive drift over the past 12 months, people were beginning to wonder if the Thunder could remain relevant, and furthermore, if it would be enough to convince Russell Westbrook to sign an extension with the franchise. Mere hours before free agency was to begin, Sam Presti shocked the league by acquiring the Pacers’ all-star Paul George in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne broke it first:
Paul George has been traded to OKC, per sources— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2017
We at WTLC are still stunned, but joining our Facebook Live show is Johnney Mason, a long time Thunder expert and brother of former NBA player (and current artist) Desmond Mason.
Enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments as we pick up our collective jaws off the floor!
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From our own Bennett Berry:
Sam Presti speaking with Danny Ainge last night regarding the Paul George trade. pic.twitter.com/59OaWj2Hzh— Bennett Berry (@bennettberry) July 2, 2017