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Paul George
Paul George
Position: F
Born: 05/02/90
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $19,300,000
After being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, Paul George spent time watching tape of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook playing together, trying to get a feel for where Westbrook could set him up best, or how he should move without the ball. “I think just trying to get out ahead of him as much as possible, I think, is key,” George said. “That way, when he’s making plays in full court, I’m already in position ready to receive the ball instead of catching up, getting my feet ready, trying to decide what to do. I’m ready to shoot or attack at that point.”
5 hours ago via ESPN
Whether this trio works out, the Thunder’s front office put a plan in place in July 2016 to answer one simple question: How do they go from the middle back to the upper tier again, without bottoming out? They identified stars to pair with Westbrook, the more available the better, and George was as the top of the list. “He’s done an amazing job. He’s done a great job ever since I’ve been here,” Russell Westbrook said of Thunder GM Sam Presti. “He’s finding ways to constantly keep making us a better team. You know … you definitely are very, very thankful to have somebody like that in charge of making those decisions.”
5 hours ago via ESPN
Storyline: Thunder Front Office
“When you have three guys like Carmelo, Paul and Russ there together, you’re going to have to do it through matchups, through who’s open, through ball movement, through making the next best right decision,” Donovan said. “When you’re unable to put the ball in the basket and you’re not getting stops, the simplicity of it is it’s hard to win games like that.”
When the Pacers traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, many suggested they had been swindled. George was a superstar player. Oladipo is a fifth-year veteran on an expensive contract who still was known more for his athleticism than his output. How can he possibly be worth what Indiana gave away? “I think I’ve improved a little bit everywhere,” Oladipo said. “My mindset especially I think has improved a lot. Getting comfortable with my teammates. Getting comfortable with the system we’re running here. Just taking it one day at a time.”