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Paul George to the Thunder

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:49 am

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Basically gave them $5 for Paul George.
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:54 am

Great move by the Thunder, though of course it remains to be seen whether they can keep him beyond a one year rental. Worth taking a chance on, though.
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:16 pm

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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Its_asdf on Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:49 pm

I can't help but feel that they could have gotten a better package value-wise for a player of his caliber... But I suppose when your team has zero leverage and the player has all but said that he's going to be a one year rental you're not going to get much.
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Even if this is just a one-year rental and George does leave next season, at least OKC got rid of Oladipo's big contract. It's a low-risk/high-reward move for them.

I'm interested to see how Presti further reshapes the team in the coming weeks.


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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby NovU on Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:29 pm

This pretty much also means no repeat of triple double season for Westy. But it definitely should ease his burden on offensive end. Great deal as Phil pointed out about Oladipo's contract.

While Paul George can't truly replace KD, he still should be able to make the team better. West became little tougher and more competitive with Rockets and Thunder bulking up a bit. Already poor East is going broke real fast, Lowry to West now?



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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby air gordon on Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:49 pm

Wow. Another solid player off the board. So other than Hayward, what other big dogs are left for Boston to pursue
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Jackal on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:52 pm

Indiana preferred Oladipo and Sabonis to Randle/Clarkson and this years 28th pick? That's cool. Oladipo always got tons of cheers being from Indiana University so there's that.

They basically went spiteful on George's ass; you don't wanna be a fringe playoff team from a small market in the East? Fine, go be a fringe playoff team from a small market in the West. :lol:

I hope George sticks to his 2018 FA plans. Should be an interesting year out West while Lebron makes his eighth finals appearance.

air gordon wrote:Wow. Another solid player off the board. So other than Hayward, what other big dogs are left for Boston to pursue

Makes you wonder if IT/Brad are enough to sway Hayward away from playing alongside Gobert. I'd rather play with Gob than Thomas though. Not retaining George Hill might influence him. I still think he stays in Utah though.

Maybe they can go after Paul Millsap. Reunite him with Horford and sign Sefolosha. Get the old gang back together somewhat.
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Sauru on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:26 am

the pacers asked the celtics for every single asset they have and then sold him for a stale bag of chips. looks likes lebrons road to the finals just keeps getting easier
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby air gordon on Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:21 pm

Scratch millsap from the list too now

Maybe now dipo can finally fulfill his potential. It his specialty to put up numbers on bad teams
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby NovU on Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:38 pm

air gordon wrote:Wow. Another solid player off the board. So other than Hayward, what other big dogs are left for Boston to pursue

I have a feeling we will hear about Gordon Hayward becoming a Celtics by tomorrow morning.

This indeed works for Ainge. He's practically getting one of 2nd tier SF for free whereas Butler or George might have cost quite a bit of asset. Ainge wins again? Let's see...
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Re: Paul George to the Thunder

Postby Brave Sir Rubin on Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:01 am

In 10 years, when people talk about this trade... they will not be talking about Paul George or Oladipo. Instead, they will say: "That was the day the great Domantas Sabonis, son of the great Arvydas Sabonis and finals MVP for 5 years in a row, was traded to the Pacers, who won the last 5 championships in a row, for a significantly inferior player."

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