LOS ANGELES, California — LA Clippers have acquired All-NBA swingman Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder. George, who reportedly then requested a trade and will arrive in exchange for a “record-setting” package of draft picks and players:
The Clippers are sending the Thunder four unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick and two pick swaps. Those picks go to OKC with Gallinari and SGA.
OKC’s picks broke down to the Thunder’s unprotected firsts in 2022, ’24 and ’26, along with Miami firsts in ’21 (unprotected; acquired in the Tobias Harris trade) and ’23 (protected 1-14; acquired in the four-team Jimmy Butler trade) as well as pick swaps in ’23 and ’25.
The 29-year-old George, a six-time All-Star coming off his first All-NBA First Team campaign, is one of the league’s most highly regarded two-way threats. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged a career-best 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range (9.8 attempts/game) and 43.8% overall. George was also a finalist for the Kia Defensive Player of the Year award, earning All-Defensive First Team honors for the second time.