It certainly would have changed the dynamics of each club, specifically the Cavs, who could have found the newest member of the triangle - and a fine two-way player - in George.
For the second time in a year, former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo is on the move.
IN was pressured into moving George, who informed the team that he would be opting out of his contract following the upcoming season and become a free agent.
The Thunder were also bounced in the first round of the playoffs last season, and now with Westbrook and George they hope to go deep in the playoffs next season.
Durant left Oklahoma City a year ago for the Warriors and Westbrook last season became only the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple double of points, rebounds and assists for a full season.
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Raphael Guerreiro is also still recovering from a left ankle blow he suffered in the 1-0 win over Russian Federation . Is the Portugal v Chile match available online?
Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis are headed to IN in the deal, according to the reports.
As The Undefeated's Mike Wise reported Saturday, Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert agreed to a trade that would have sent Kevin Love to Denver, George to Cleveland and Gary Harris to the Pacers, but Pritchard backed out of the deal. Paul George finally gets to play with a superstar in Russell Westbrook but can the two co-exist? He averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists during his time there.
George's future at IN has been uncertain for some time. Another Aussie, center Andrew Bogut, is on the free agency market after suffering a broken left leg in his debut with Cleveland last season.
The pressure now upon Oklahoma City is that Westbrook and George both are set to play next season in the final year of their contracts. While the Thunder fizzled in the playoffs, unable to hang with a deeper Houston team, Durant put the Warriors on his back on his way to his first National Basketball Association title.