Paul George has been traded to OKC, per sources
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2017
Yes, George made it known to the Indiana Pacers that he was not going to re-sign with them beyond the 2018 season. But the rumor mill had George likely going to the Boston Celtics or the Los Angeles Lakers.
And then all of a sudden PG was heading to Oklahoma. George’s now-former teammate Myles Turner said it best:
*Takes a well deserved nap for 3 hours
** Opens Twitter: pic.twitter.com/xWNYaVfKTy
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) July 1, 2017
Russ after hearing the Paul George news… pic.twitter.com/6veH7uALjY
— Foot Locker (@footlocker) July 1, 2017
When you find out Paul George gonna be your new teammate pic.twitter.com/eo4c1PU1Jz
— Samuel Grubbs (@SamuelGrubbs1) July 1, 2017
A lot of fans wanted to make sure that this trade was legal. But in case you were wondering, the OKC police department were on the case!
Thanks for the tweets reporting the "theft" of Paul George by @okcthunder.
Our investigative findings: totally legal & very savvy.
— Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) July 1, 2017
A lot of people were surprised by the trade, even longtime NBA reporter David Aldridge.
Very little surprises me after all these years. This is an absolute shocker. Paul George for Oladipo and Sabonis? No disrespect, but…wow.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2017
But there is no doubt that the OKC fans have something to cheer for this offseason. After Kevin Durant left for the Golden State Warriors last season in free agency, the Thunder have a reason to rejoice again.
"Breaking: Paul George has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder"
OKC Fanbase: pic.twitter.com/dwSdQd5qEL
— OKC 2018 CHAMPS (@westbrookszn) July 1, 2017
Pacer fans on the other hand be like:
Pacers fans looking at what they got for Paul George pic.twitter.com/A9BIdpfSrl
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) July 1, 2017
The Western Conference is getting packed with Houston and OKC trying to catch up to the Golden State Warriors.
But for the Eastern Conference that means …
Playoffs spots are opening up hehehehe #TheProcess
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 1, 2017