The Pacers traded the All-Star forward to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George never expected to end up in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder and their fans are already making the pitch to keep him for a while.
A day after hundreds of fans greeted George at the airport, the Thunder pulled out all the stops with a lavish, invitation-only welcome party Wednesday night. It was out of character for the buttoned-down Thunder to throw such a bash — general manager Sam Presti said he couldn’t recall anything like it.
Of course, George has just one year left on his deal, so now is the time to start making a lasting impression.
Seems to be working.
“I’ve been wowed ever since we landed,” George said at the celebration. “I got a real welcoming, and this feels like home.”
George said the Thunder weren’t on his radar while the Indiana Pacers sought a trade for the…