Paul George was in Los Angeles last night taking on the Lakers with his current team the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the game Lakers fans were heard serenading the free agent to be with a “we want George” chant.
George was recently asked about his future and while he said he’s happy in OKC, he also didn’t rule out possibly leaving for Los Angeles.
Via USA Today:
“Well, I mean I’m happy here,” George said. “I’m happy here. I’m happy with this group. At the end of the season, it’s still on my decision on what I need to do for my family. That has nothing to do with my happiness here though. I’ve been really happy. It’s a great organization to be a part of, but again, you know, I don’t want people looking at this and (saying) like, ‘Hey, because he said it’s his happiness at the end of the day (that he’s definitely re-signing).
“I don’t know if whether I’m going to LA, or what I’m going to do this offseason. But I can say I am happy about being here. I’m happy with playing with Russ, happy with playing with Melo, and this organization. This front office has shown what they can do to go get pieces and how active they are about winning.”
It will be an interesting off-season all around the NBA. If the possibilities of a max contract and being serenaded by the fan-base isn’t enough to make him sign with the Lakers then nothing is.