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Report: Paul George traded to Clippers

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A move that shocked the NBA world.

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Well... this certainly came out of nowhere. As the clock was approaching midnight Woj dropped this bomb:

What is even more shocking is that it appears that Paul George is the one who requested the trade.

And it appears that there is even more to George’s request:

To me this is the shocking part. It seemed like George and Russell Westbrook were on the same page. Yes, the Thunder had roster problems around them, but with the two of them together it seemed like the Thunder could make the run at the top of the conference.

Remember, that before the George injury in Denver the Thunder were a top three team in the West.

Sam Presti was able to pull in a lot of picks to start a full on rebuild. They got seven picks overall (five firsts and two seconds), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari and are positioned to rebuild in a fast manner over the next couple of years.

The next question is this: what does the future hold for both Westbrook and Steven Adams?