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The Paul George sweepstakes came to a quick and anticlimactic end early Sunday morning.

The Thunder and Paul George have agreed to a four-year, $137 million max deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Paul George was one of the few marquee free agents whose decision was unclear heading into the free agency period. Since being traded from the Indiana Pacers, George made it known that his desire was to sign with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers’ abundant cap space, young core, and the possibility of adding LeBron James, PG’s move to El Segundo seemed to be the most likely scenario.

However in the days leading up to free agency, rumors swirled that George was considering returning to Oklahoma City on a short-term deal to try and compete in the Western Conference alongside former MVP Russell Westbrook.

In the end, the Thunder and George committed to a long term deal, cementing the PG-Russ duo for the next few seasons.

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