Paul George: Watch NBA star CONFIRM Thunder move at Russell Westbrook party

Paul George

Paul George

Kevin Durant will re-sign with Golden State for two years, the New York Times reported, keeping the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player with a club that has won three of the past four crowns and seeks a fifth consecutive trip to the finals next year. This year there are some big names that are always in the hunt for a new team. The Lakers have open spaces and they headline almost every conversation that goes along the lines of LeBron James and or Paul George. Instead of being "just" a role player this contract could put Grant in the starting lineup (depending on how the rest of free agency pans out). LeBron didn't waste any time before he showed up at LAX on a private Jet to meet with the Lakers front office.

Over the last week the Thunder have spent almost $200 million on Carmelo Anthony (not their choice), PG13 (four-year $137 million "max deal") and Grant who received a three-year $27 million contract with a player-option in the final year of the contract, per National Basketball Association guru Adrian Wojarowski. He's going to jell with new teammates and free-agent signees Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo, who have both been known to be a bit fiery in their careers. There's also a difference in personalities, and that's where things get tricky for a team thinking about taking an OKC-type gamble.

That's almost a $300 million investment for next season. A similar sentiment was provided by Los Angeles' Kyle Kuzma, who tweeted, "LAKESHOWWWW".

Magic Johnson claims not to feel pressure, but George's decision has to have him anxious. The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving again, Cavs fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sport title drought in 2016.

The second year is at Baynes' option, meaning he could be a free agent again next summer.

If Cousins doesn't get offered a max contract though, he may take a short-term deal to prove he can return to an All-Star level. The 33-year-old is not expected to drag out a decision that could reshape the league's landscape.

For Dallas, persistence paid off.

But he agreed quickly this time to a one-year, $24.1 million deal and will finally be part of the Mavs. The Mavericks finally are getting DeAndre Jordan. Philadelphia would instantly vault from conference contender to favorite with James, who could make a strong run at his ninth straight Finals in Year One. George is going to try to get along with the people in his locker room.

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