Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Paul George Says Hip Injury Should Be 'Back to 100' for Game 3 vs. Jazz

    Bleacher Report "After leading his team to a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 1, Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George found himself as questionable for Game 2 because of a hip injury suffered during a fall on the court on Sunday. George wound up playing in Wednesday's game, scoring 18 points in a..." April 19

  • Paul George and Donovan Mitchell Will Play in Thunder-Jazz Game 2

    SI "Paul George and Donovan Mitchell will play in Game 2 of the Thunder-Jazz matchup. Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed George's place in the game. The Jazz announced Mitchell's return with a movie poster teasing the news." April 18

  • Thunder star Paul George diagnosed with a left hip contusion

    247 Sports "While an official decision on his status for Game 2 will not be revealed until closer to the opening tip at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday night, All-Star forward Paul George was not a full participant in practice on Tuesday as he and his teammates prepare for another showdown with the Utah..." April 17

  • Paul George nearing Ricky Davis’ streak of 27 games shooting under 50%

    Clutch Points "Paul George is struggling shooting the ball. That might not come as news to anyone keeping up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but what’s been surprising has been how consistently managed to struggle from the field. The All-Star forward has now shot under 50 percent in 21 straight games in which..." April 09

  • Paul George: How the Thunder finish this season won’t impact free agency

    Sportsnaut "The Oklahoma City Thunder enter the final weekend of regular season action in the midst of a seven-team race for five playoff spots out west. It’s going to be a frantic final few days of the regular season for Oklahoma City and the rest of those contending for these spots. For his part, Thunder..." April 06

  • Russell Westbrook insists on great relationship with Paul George, Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder faced yet another painful loss at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, dropping down another spot in the fierce Western Conference and now mired in sixth place. As a unit, the Thunder shot a woeful 37.6 percent from the field, despite Russell Westbrook’s brilliant..." April 04

  • Paul George Says He Has 'Mechanical' Issue with Shooting Form

    Bleacher Report "The Oklahoma City Thunder have been on a cold streak, and so has Paul George. He discussed the problem after Tuesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors, via Royce Young of ESPN.com "I gotta figure it out," George said. "Something mechanical in my shot. I've had struggles throughout the..." April 04

  • Paul George Lovingly Says Steven Adams Is A Big Man Who Enjoys Starting Trouble

    Dime Magazine "Paul George was under no misconceptions that there would be both a stark learning curve and, at times, a painful adjustment period this season has he integrated himself into the already-established Thunder culture. George knew that one of the most difficult hurdles would be figuring out how to..." March 27

  • Thunder will not rush Adams and George back from injury

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost a pair of key starters to injuries in their last two games as Steven Adams and Paul George have both gone down leaving Billy Donovan with an even shorter rotation than he is used to having at his disposal. With the Thunder currently in the middle of the rat..." March 15

  • Paul George says he'll be ready to play Friday after groin injury

    ESPN "Paul George said he's "all right" and expects to be able to play Friday against the LA Clippers after leaving with a groin injury in the third quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 119-107 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday. "Yeah, I'll be all right, I'll be all right," George said. "It's three..." March 14

  • Paul George ‘Absolutely’ Wants to Win Defensive Player of the Year

    Norman Transcript "It’s closing in on awards season. Paul George is aware of it. With only a quarter of the season to go, the Thunder forward is coming up in many conversations about Defensive Player of the Year. He’s never won before, despite making it onto three All-Defensive teams. And he said at Thursday’s..." February 23

  • Paul George says he wants to sign with team for long haul

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is enjoying his time with the Thunder. He also likes the idea of playing near his hometown in Los Angeles. How will George pick between the two in free agency? One idea: Sign a short-term contract with Oklahoma City. He’ll be eligible for a higher max-salary tier in two years..." February 23

  • Thunder could face $115 million in luxury tax in one particular Paul George scenario

    Clutch Points "It goes without saying that Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George is one of the most talented players in the NBA. He will also be one of the most coveted free agents this summer. Last year, George indicated that he would leave the Indiana Pacers to join the Los Angeles Lakers when he became an..." February 20

  • George looking to 'build something' long-term with free-agency decision

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook was in the middle of answering a question about his motto of "Why Not?," when the chants started. This year's All-Star player media session is the first time fans were allowed to sit in. With L.A. loyalists less than 100 yards away seated in temporary bleachers, the chants..." February 18

  • NBA Rumors: Paul George doesn't want to play for multiple teams

    247 Sports "It's safe to say that one of the biggest storylines this season has been where Paul George will sign this summer. The Oklahoma City Thunder star was traded to the team from the Indiana Pacers this past summer, but will be a free agent following the season. On Saturday, George spoke to the media..." February 18

  • Russell Westbrook to Lakers fans chanting for Paul George: ‘Paul ain’t going nowhere. It’s over for that’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lakers fans attending All-Star media day burst into a “We want Paul!” chant when Paul George was shown on a screen. His Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook – in the midst of his own interview – looked to the stands to respond. “That’s out!” Westbrook said. “Paul ain’t going nowhere. It’s over..." February 17

  • Paul George says trash talk in the NBA has changed greatly

    247 Sports "The NBA has changed greatly over the years in terms of the style of play but one All-Star is letting fans know what the increased importance on perimeter shooting isn't the only difference between this generation and their predecessors. During a recent interview with Dave Schilling of Bleacher..." February 16

  • Report: Paul George committed to re-signing with Thunder

    247 Sports "By all indications, it's looking more and more likely that Paul George will remain in Oklahoma City. While the Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled as of late, George's comments have become more and more positive towards remaining in OKC. According to Peter Vecsey (via Ashish Mathur of Amico..." February 11

  • Lakers fans chant for Paul George during game against Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "Magic Johnson may get fined for recruiting opposing players, but the same rule does not apply to Los Angeles Lakers fans, and they’re taking advantage of that fact. During the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, Lakers fans could be heard chanting, “We want Paul!”" February 09

  • Thunder simply tell teams that Paul George is ‘untouchable’

    Clutch Points "With the NBA trade deadline nearing, teams are scrambling to make any potential last-minute deals to help shore up their prospective futures. Try as they may, there is seemingly no use in inquiring about Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George. There have been rumblings about teams attempting..." February 08

  • Paul George Unsure Of Future With Thunder As NBA Free Agency Looms

    NESN "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George has a decision to make at the end of the season — re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder or become an unrestricted free agent. In a recent interview with Sam Amick of the USA Today, George shed light on where his loyalties lie in free agency. “I’m..." February 08

  • Clippers Offered Blake Griffin To Thunder For Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers were aggressive in their pursuit of a Blake Griffin trade before settling on a deal with the Pistons. "They offered him around to everybody," said Royce Young on The Hoop Collective podcast. "I don't know if that's true," replied Brian Windhorst." January 31

  • Paul George Explains Why He Doesn’t Think Ejections Should Be Allowed In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "It’s been a whirlwind season for Paul George. Last summer, he was the centerpiece of one of the biggest blockbuster deals of free agency, a move that sent him to Oklahoma City in exchange for what initially appeared to be spare parts. While it seemed terribly lopsided in favor of the Thunder,..." January 29

  • Paul George to Replace DeMarcus Cousins on Team LeBron for NBA All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will replace New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA announced the decision Saturday after Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Friday night's 115-113 win over the Houston Rockets. George will..." January 27

  • Scott Brooks calls Paul George best two-way player in NBA

    Clutch Points "Scott Brooks, the Washington Wizards head coach, had high praise for Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George. Brooks was the last coach in OKC before Billy Donovan was hired in 2015, before Kevin Durant’s last season with the team. According to ESPN’s Royce Young, Brooks went as far as calling..." January 26

  • Paul George hints at free agency future

    Fanrag Sports "Paul George‘s impending free agency remains one of the biggest NBA stories, and it might have become more interesting because of a Russell Westbrook interview this week. The Oklahoma City Thunder‘s All-Star Game representative voiced frustration about George being passed over. More importantly,..." January 25

  • Russell Westbrook: Paul George All-Star snub is ‘outrageous’

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George might not have had strong feelings about his All-Star snub, but teammate Russell Westbrook certainly did. Westbrook spoke after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 109-108 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and was very clearly not happy about George being left off the All-Star squad" January 24

  • Mike Fratello says Thunder should trade Paul George

    247 Sports "A former Coach of the Year believes Paul George should be traded. As it becomes clearer by the day that the Oklahoma City Thunder may not have enough to compete with the very best of the Western Conference, NBA TV analyst Mike Fratello believes the Thunder should cut their losses by trading..." January 14

  • Report: Thunder 'Fully Committed' to Keeping Paul George Ahead of Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Despite their disappointing 22-18 record, the Oklahoma City Thunder have no plans to trade Paul George ahead of February's trade deadline. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported the Thunder remain fully committed to keeping George in the fold in hopes of re-signing him this summer. George,..." January 08

  • George ignored Westbrook-Durant feud, says Russ an 'unbelievable teammate'

    ESPN "Paul George was the last player out of the locker room on Sunday night, headed into the frigid Oklahoma City air to fulfill New Year's Eve plans. He was dressed like a living Magic Eye picture, a black-and-white triangled outfit on which, if you squinted hard enough and maybe crossed your eyes a..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Paul George says future with Thunder isn’t title or bust

    Fanrag Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recently said that the best sales pitch in order to convince Paul George to stay with the franchise will be winning a championship. George, on the other hand, says that the Thunder don’t need to do that for him to re-sign. “I’ve got a lot to..." January 04

  • Paul George: ‘There Was No Tampering At All’ With Lakers Coach Brian Shaw

    SLAM Online "Paul George says the NBA’s $500,000 tampering charge against the Lakers was unfounded. According to George, the Pacers thought the Lakers were recruiting him through L.A. assistant coach Brian Shaw. What was your view on the Lakers’ tampering fine? PG: “I mean, it is what it is. They (the..." January 04

  • Paul George praises Lonzo Ball, tries to explain Lakers' 'comical' tampering fine

    CBS Sports "Despite being a member of a surging Oklahoma City Thunder team that has won seven of its last 10 games, Paul George seems pretty excited about the Los Angeles Lakers. First he said that he had "no regrets at all" about informing his former Indiana Pacers of his plans to play in Los Angeles...." January 03

  • Russell Westbrook’s Sales Pitch to Paul George: ‘When We Win A Championship’

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook isn’t worried about making a “sales pitch” to Paul George before George hits free agency this summer. “A sales pitch is gonna be when we win a Championship,” Westbrook said on Wednesday. “Beat that pitch.”" January 03

  • Paul George addresses Lakers rumors ahead of LA road trip

    Sporting News "Those rumors surrounding Paul George possibly joining the Lakers this offseason will not die down, and George isn't hiding from them. Ahead of the Thunder's back-to-back set against the Lakers and Clippers on Wednesday and Thursday, the Oklahoma City forward took questions from the media..." January 03

  • Paul George: I Would Have Loved Trade To My Home City

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George was asked whether he had any regrets about his wish to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers be reported before he was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Indiana Pacers. "No regrets at all. All was said was a destination I would love to go," said George. "There wasn’t a ‘Hey,..." January 02

  • Lakers will target Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins at trade deadline

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Lakers could be after a pair of familiar targets this February. In an appearance this week on the Lakers Nation Podcast with Trevor Lane, NBA writer Eric Pincus reported that the Lakers will target Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins at this year’s trade deadline. “I think Plan..." December 30

  • Paul George out for Milwaukee game on Friday

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder faced a tough task already in defending Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Friday night. On Friday afternoon, it got a little tougher. Oklahoma City will be without Paul George against the Bucks on Friday, a team spokesman said. George will sit with left knee soreness. George..." December 29

  • Report: George likely not available in trade until late January

    Clutch Points "After Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them in 2018 NBA free agency, they ultimately traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Originally considered a lopsided trade, Oladipo has established himself as an All-Star caliber..." December 20

  • Thunder Not Yet Considering Paul George Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder have shown no impulse to entertain trade discussions on Paul George, according to a source. George can become a free agent this offseason and his incorporation into the Thunder lineup has been a struggle at times." December 19

  • Paul George brushes aside suggestion of chemistry problems on Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are still waiting for things to click this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re having chemistry problems. Paul George was asked on Saturday night whether there are chemistry issues among the Thunder’s players. He said no. OKC is only 14-15 after falling to the New..." December 17

  • Paul George: Victor Oladipo is the ‘Future of Indiana’

    SLAM Online "Prior to facing the Pacers for the first time Wednesday night, Paul George admonished the press in Indiana for not giving Victor Oladipo his just due. George says Oladipo is the new face of his old team. Despite missing 11 of 14 shot attempts last night, PG and the OKC Thunder left Indy with..." December 14

  • Report: Rival executives still expect Paul George to leave Thunder for Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George has been pretty open about his plans. He told plenty of people – including the Pacers – he planned to leave for the Lakers in the summer of 2018. Even after the Thunder traded for him, George spoke of the lure of playing for his hometown team. Of course, George also left the door..." December 13

  • Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Is ‘Liking’ Tweets Criticizing Paul George Trade

    SLAM Online "The internet hot takes of the Paul George trade almost universally blasted Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard. Now Pritchard is getting the last laugh. " December 13

  • Paul George planned to try and help Pacers during his exit

    Clutch Points "In advance of his return to Indiana for a game against the Pacers, Paul George is reflecting on several aspects of his exit from the franchise that drafted him nearly a decade ago. One of the topics he touched on was whether he’s found closure in the months after he decided to leave, and..." December 13

  • Paul George Insists The Thunder’s Poor Play Has ‘Gotta Stop’ After Another Bad Loss

    Dime Magazine "Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they’re going to get better, but the losses keep coming. The Thunder dropped another game Monday night to the Charlotte Hornets, a 116-103 loss at home where they gave up a whopping 63 points in the second half to blow a lead and spark another round of..." December 12

  • Victor Oladipo tired of Paul George comparisons

    Fanrag Sports "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is tired of being compared to former Pacers superstar Paul George and wants everyone to move on from the trade that sent George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Clifton Brown of The Indianapolis Star. “I’m kind of getting sick and tired of the..." December 11

  • Victor Oladipo: Criticism Of Pacers For Paul George Trade Bothers Me

    Real GM Basketball "Victor Oladipo was traded during the month of June during each of the past two years. First, Oladipo was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder and again by the Thunder to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo was informed of the trade by a friend, who had read about it on..." November 29

  • Report: Paul George expected to play vs. Magic

    247 Sports "Good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as forward Paul George is expected to play when the team takes on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, per ESPN's Royce Young. There was some concern about George's status for the game after he missed practice on Monday after being diagnosed with an..." November 28