Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Could Paul George's free agency documentary signal a departure from OKC?

Could Paul George's free agency documentary signal a departure from OKC?

However, if he stays sources around the league expect he will not sign the five-year, $176 million max deal and will instead ink a shorter one-plus-one contract that gives him the ability to move on in a year or two if he so chooses.

And according to ESPN, the 28-year-old has chose to opt out of his Thunder contract. George said he is considering a lot of factors in making his free agency decision, describing the process as "overwhelming".

Many have assumed for years that Paul George is destined to end up with the Los Angeles Lakers, and that could very well come to fruition this summer. George even informed the Indiana Pacers he planned to sign with the Lakers this summer before being traded to OKC last July. Added he likes Sam Presti, Billy Donovan, and playing with Russell Westbrook.

The Lakers are the favorite to land LeBron in free agency and are probably the favorite to trade for Kawhi.

The second part airs Thursday, and the third will be shown after he makes his final decision.

ESPN will chronicle his journey in a three-part series, titled "Paul George: My Journey".

This begs the question, would ESPN air a lengthy documentary if Paul George would just remain in OKC? 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.

Despite George opting out of his deal with the Thunder, this comfort that he has developed with the franchise bodes well for a re-signing. 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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