George told reporters in September that he was going to be more of a vocal leader this season. Now, with nine games left in the season, it appears he has fulfilled that promise. The decision to take on that role, George said Sunday, came along with his choice to re-sign with the Thunder over the summer. “I know how it is being one voice on a team,” George said. “There are times when it gets overwhelming to continue on throughout the year, so that’s just pressure I’m trying to take off Russ, where he knows I’m in it with him.”