Can the Thunder keep Paul George from bolting to the Lakers?

The Lakers missed out on their most coveted target yet again. This time, though, the alternative provided more hope than gloom.

Despite – or perhaps because of – the Lakers’ repeated efforts to acquire Paul George, the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder instead. That leads to one important question: is George a one-year rental before flocking to the Lakers, or can the Thunder hold onto him?

In the latest episode of the “We Want Tacos” Lakers podcast,” I discuss that issue with The Oklahoman’s Thunder beat writer Erik Horne. Though Horne ultimately predicted George will venture out west next season, he outlined how Thunder general manager Sam Presti will try to prevent that from happening. You can folow Horne’s work on at The Oklahoman, on Twitter and on his “Thunder Buddies podcast.”


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