During his introductory press conference in Los Angeles, Paul George said OKC’s decision to trade him was “mutual.”

The acquisitions of George and Leonard have made the Clippers the betting favorite to win the 2019-20 NBA championship. They will have to contend with a tough Western Conference to even reach the NBA Finals though.

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Thunder GM Sam Presti does not agree with Paul George’s assessment. 

Presti said this afternoon that while he and his staff accepted George’s desire to be traded and granted his wish, they did not have any desire to make the deal themselves.

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