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REPORT: Thunder trading Paul George to Clippers for ‘record-setting collection of draft choices’

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for what was reported a ‘record-setting collection of draft choices.’

The report comes in the heels of Kawhi Leonard choosing the Clippers over the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers are sending four unprotected firs-round picks, one protected first rounder and two pick swaps for George. LA is also giving Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari to OKC as part of the deal.

The world has been waiting for Leonard to make a decision, and it appears the former Raptors superstar just waited for the Clippers to find another superstar to pair with him. According to reports, Leonard has been recruiting George and urged him to find a way to move to the Clips.

Per Woj, George reached out to the Thunder and asked for a trade. Oklahoma then made the difficult decision of granting George his request for the massive haul of assets.

The huge move from the Clippers intensified the rivalry between the two Los Angeles teams. The Clippers now have their own superstar duo that would compete against the Lakers’ tandem of LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the next several years.