Lakers Rumors: Paul George Could Postpone LA Homecoming If Thunder Offer Max Deal, According To ‘ESPN’ Analyst

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Paul George re-signing with Thunder

After suffering an early exit in the Western Conference Playoffs, Paul George is expected to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in July. Multiple NBA rumors suggested that George could be headed to his hometown team, Los Angeles Lakers, where he could potentially team up with Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

However, according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN (h/t Bleacher Report), league sources reportedly told him that Paul George remains unsure if he will leave the Thunder for the Lakers this offseason. Aside from his good relationship with Russell Westbrook, Smith said that the Thunder’s plan to give George a maximum contract will make it harder for the Lakers to convince George to play with them next season.

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