Lakers' Free Agency Pitch To Paul George Leaked

Lakers Rumors: LA's Pitch to Sign Paul George Has Been Revealed

George is coming off of a great season for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George has informed franchise officials that he will not be opting in for the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN.

Paul George is chronicling his free agency in a three-part ESPN series, and says the process is overwhelming. Most reports hint that George going to the Los Angeles Lakers is a surefire deal.

George is entering free agency following his eighth National Basketball Association season. He said he'd talk to Presti, Westbrook and coach Billy Donovan before making a decision. And it seemed set in stone for a while that he would join the Lakers soon after, not only because he is a Southern California native, but also due to their ambitions of creating the next super team with plans of adding LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard as well.

"This inside story is just another way that SportsCenter will offer distinctive content on free agency, one of the biggest offseason stories in the National Basketball Association", said David Roberts, ESPN vice president, network content, who oversees the 6 p.m. SportsCenter.

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"I hope I make the majority of the people happy", George says. Last year George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals while shooting 43 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from three-point range.

The Thunder traded for Anthony and George to join Russell Westbrook before last season, moves that gave them high hopes of challenging Golden State in the West.

"Here they have made a huge risk in trading for me, knowing I have one year on my deal", George said, as transcribed by Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman.

All eyes will be on Paul George's next decision. In Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against Utah that ended Oklahoma City's season, he played fewer minutes than backup Jerami Grant.

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