Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George has informed franchise officials that he will not be opting in for the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to league sources.
George has an 11:59 p.m. ET Friday deadline to formally decline to opt in.
Here we go…
Paul George will opt out of final year with Thunder to become an unrestricted free agent (via ESPN) pic.twitter.com/aTuiLXGnZX
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George, who will decline a $20.7 million salary for the 2018-19 season, remains seriously interested in returning to the Thunder in free agency, league sources said. The Los Angeles Lakers will receive serious consideration too, sources said.
Magic very well might get his big 3 in Lakerland this off-season.