Paul George will be one of the NBA’s most highly sought after free agents this summer when he hits the market on July 1. Where George goes could have a trickle down effect on other free agents and have a major impact on shifting power in the Western Conference, so it’s understandable why that decision is a constant topic he’s asked about.
To this point, George has been diplomatic about questions regarding his future, but he’s hinted at times that his current position with the Thunder could very well be where he wants to stay in the long term. After Russell Westbrook signed his max extension, just prior to the season starting, George said the reigning MVP staying around would make his decision “easier.”
More than halfway through the 2017-18 season, George still seems impressed by his superstar teammate and this week only further solidified to him how great it is to be on the same side as Russ. Westbrook was not shy about voicing his displeasure with George’s All-Star snub on Tuesday and the fact that Westbrook had his back and insisted on making a point to note George should’ve been an All-Star apparently impressed the free agent to be.