Paul George traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Several teams were mentioned as the potential landing spot for George, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of team.

ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne first reported the Pacers dealt George to the Thunder.

According to Mike Wise of The Undefeated, a three-way trade between the Nuggets, Cavaliers and Pacers, in which Love to Denver, George to Cleveland and Gary Harris to in, was in talks, but ultimately reneged by Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard.

The NBA world was shocked Friday night to hear that Paul George, who made it clear he wouldn't re-sign with the Pacers after the 2017-2018 season, had been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. George now heads to the Western conference to play with Russell Westbrook, and the two of them should be a fun duo to watch.

George, who has averaged 18.1 points over parts of 7 National Basketball Association seasons and normed a career-best 23.7 points last season, had previously indicated wanting to play for his hometown team Lakers.

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In seven seasons in the NBA Paul George six times played in the playoffs four times and went to the all-star game.

Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis are headed to IN in the deal, according to the reports. He reportedly informed the team earlier this year that he planned to leave next summer as an unrestricted free agent and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Clippers saw star point guard Chris Paul leave Wednesday for the Houston Rockets after opting out of his contract, joining star guard James Harden to form one of the most formidable backcourts in the league. The Timberwolves, according to multiple reports, reached a three-year deal worth $57 million with free agent point guard Jeff Teague, formerly of IN, to replace Rubio.

It's unknown what the market would be like for Young but he was traded to the Pacers from the Brooklyn Nets for the 20th overall pick and a future 2nd round pick during last year's NBA Draft. Minnesota had already added swingman Jimmy Butler in a trade with Chicago. Paul George will make $19 million this season before he hits free agency next year.

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