Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George grew up a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. More

According to Wojnarowski, however, George is still "seriously interested" in a return to Oklahoma City, while the Los Angeles Lakers - George's hometown team - will also receive consideration.

ESPN reported on Wednesday that James - who has also been linked to the Lakers - would be hesitant to take his talents to Los Angeles without another star player doing so far.

Grant, 24, averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game for the Thunder last season, his first full year in Oklahoma City.

Presti gambled a year ago by trading for George and Carmelo Anthony to join Westbrook in hopes of rejoining the NBA's elite. Maxing out George will push the Thunder far over the luxury-tax line if they re-sign key reserve Jerami Grant.

It is unclear if the deal with the Thunder will be a long-term or short-term deal, but it was reported in recent weeks that George was expected to sign a two-year deal worth roughly $63 million.

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"I don't think Paul George would have returned to OKC if the roster was going to be the same", one player told HoopsHype.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the 28-year-old forward has agreed to a four-year $137 million deal to re-sign with the Thunder. "That's always been, I feel with players, they want that option", George said at exit interviews after the season.

ESPN's Royce Young tweeted that Westbrook "left a family vacation in Hawaii to fly eight hours to Oklahoma City to host this party". However, the season didn't go as planned, with a bumpy start finally smoothed out by January before an injury to starting shooting guard Andre Roberson derailed it again. Now the only fools are the ones in L.A. who will have to trade more assets than they otherwise might have before if they want to land George. It's unclear if or when the Lakers might have a meeting with the 14-time All-Star, if they haven't already.

The success of the Thunder's starting five last season has been a point in favor of Anthony's value to the team.

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