PG says he was especially motivated by the team’s disappointing finish last season.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 27, 2018
The All-Star forward says despite the temptation to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, it made the most sense to re-up with OKC.
“It was an awesome gamble. They went all-in and went blackjack,” George said after USA Basketball’s minicamp practice Thursday.
So why didn’t George give the Lakers a meeting in free agency?
“It was absolutely tempting,” George said. “Honestly, I wanted to come back home. But again, I got traded to Oklahoma. Loved the situation. Loved where I was at. I decided to stick around a little longer. …
“I just wanted my free agency to be over with. In my heart, I felt great about Oklahoma and I wasn’t going to prolong it if I felt good about it already.”