Just like that, the West got even wilder.
Including George but not yet Grant, the Thunder have almost $150 million committed to 10 players under contract for 2018-19, already enough to put Oklahoma City far above the $123.7 million tax line.
He could still go to the NBA Finals, of course. Kind of, yes. He did not have a bunch of playing time his first couple of seasons, but has been a Boston starter since 2012. Without further ado, this is where the top 10 free agents are going (in my opinion). This time, it took about 20 hours.
Redick made $23 million last season. The terms were confirmed by a person familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official until the league's offseason moratorium ends this week.
The Lakers seemed intent on landing two max players this summer, but they absolutely won by not landing George for $30-plus million a year.More news: Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court
And fans were quick to express their delight after George committed his future with Thunder.
While many expected George to team up with James and the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, the Thunder are reportedly holding their own with their star free agent.
As if getting through one another won't be tough enough, James is now coming to join the party.
Durant has chose to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal can not become official until the league's offseason moratorium ends on Friday.More news: Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections
"Oklahoma City now has a payroll of $156M with 11 players under contract", he wrote on Twitter.
Shortly after the 12:01 EDT a.m. start on Sunday, Cavs general manager Koby Altman spoke on the phone to both James and his agent Rich Paul, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussion. But there are at least three other teams - and maybe an outsider or two - with legitimate shots at landing James, who made it clear following this year's NBA Finals that he's still driven to win championships. If George and the Thunder are happy and can make that happen, good for them.
"Let me say again I am here to stay", the American broadcaster reported George as saying.
That, though, won't be easy with the established Warriors and the ever-improving Houston Rockets still there as huge obstacles.More news: Tech's 'dirty secret': App developers are sifting through your Gmail