Paul George arrived in Oklahoma City early Saturday night, when Russell Westbrook was organizing a private party in the city on Saturday night while free agency is open, sources told ESPN.
Westbrook hosted the event, dubbed the "summer drum house" party, held on a property near Lake Arcadia, and invited some 500 guests with the promise of a "surprise performance by a multiplatinum artist."
] After trying to decipher the comments that George made during the year-old draft, OKC is days away from knowing if the press on the full court was worth it.
Thunder star Paul George has informed the officials of the franchise that he will not choose for the last year of his contract and will become a free agent without restrictions, said the league's sources to ESPN.
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The sources told ESPN that the artist is Nas. The invitation says: "The FOMO will be real." Invited guests were forced to sign a Non-disclosure agreement.
The motivation behind the party is unknown at present, whether it's about recruiting free agencies, an advertisement for something or just a party at a summer house, but the timing is obviously intriguing.
As noted by OKC General Manager Sam Presti at his preliminary press conference, Thunder officials have been in communication with George and his representatives since the end of the season. And it is said that the dialogue is positive.
George will be a free agent without restrictions at midnight Eastern Time after rejecting his player option on Thursday.
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George is also seriously considering the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the Philadelphia 76ers, but the Thunder and the Lakers seem to have broken up into a two-horse race.
The Thunder changed George a year ago, shocking the NBA and embarking on a 12-month recruitment wager in hopes of hiring George for a long-term deal.