Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Lonzo out against OKC, Westbrook on Wednesday night

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Noah Ferguson | 12 January, 2018, 22:07

We've all been shooting the ball well lately. However, that isn't to say he's ruling out a move in the future.

As for the tampering charge, George downplayed what was one of the largest fines in National Basketball Association history, suggesting to reporters that the penalty was handed down as a result of his relationship with fishing buddy Brian Shaw, the former assistant coach for the Pacers who now holds the same position in L.A.

But according to George, the conversation was not with Pelinka but rather assistant coach Brian Shaw.

It has been a few months since then, and the Thunder, after some early season struggles, now find themselves firmly in the Western Conference playoff picture with a chance to still catch up to some of the teams ahead of them. They've fallen into last place in the West; only Atlanta (10-26) has a worse record. He's averaged 20.6 PTS, 5.5 REB, 3 AST, 2.4 STL, 0.7 BLK and 2.8 TO on the season. But that doesn't mean his stay is permanent. "That's all I stated, that I would love to go back home and play for my city".

"All that was said was [Los Angeles] is a destination that I would love to go to", he said.

But on multiple occasions already this year, George has claimed that his mind is not made up and has not ruled out re-signing with the Thunder. You ask 70-80 percent of the guys in the league if they would love to go back home and play for their city. "There wasn't, you know, a 'Hey, gunpoint to the head, send me here.' I just stated somewhere that I wanted to go play".

Fred Katz is the Thunder beat writer for the Norman Transcript and CNHI Oklahoma as well as the host of the postgame show, Thunder After Dark, and the OKC Dream Team, a weekly Thunder podcast that runs every Tuesday. Not by a long shot. It's insane to think of where we can get to the more we build. They won six straight games and eight of nine, dating back to George's first game in IN since the trade.

The situation between Paul George and Indianapolis/Pacers fans really is uncharted territory for us.

"As far as being a basketball player, at his age, he's one of the best basketball players that has played this game", George said, via NBCLA's Shahan Ahmed.

"I've got a lot to think about (in terms of free agency)". "He has a knack to play the game the right way".

But he didn't stop there.

"We've played 18 games in 31 days and had very little practice time".

George also pointed out that he does get a fair amount of cheers on the road outside of his recent trip to IN where he received continuous boos throughout the contest, but the experience playing at home was an exciting situation.

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