But based on everything George has said to this point, Oklahoma City Thunder fans should not give up hope.
Oklahoma City Thunder wing Paul George is one of the biggest names available in free agency this summer.
Paul George is chronicling his free agency in a three-part ESPN series, and says the process is overwhelming.
Many have assumed for years that Paul George is destined to end up with the Los Angeles Lakers, and that could very well come to fruition this summer. He could also sign a two-year deal with OKC that includes a player option in Year 2, allowing him to kick the free-agency can down the road one year before doing it all over again in 2019, should he choose.
George is entering free agency following his eighth National Basketball Association season. Added he likes Sam Presti, Billy Donovan, and playing with Russell Westbrook. The final episode of the series will air after George makes his decision in free agency.
"It's a lot of things that go into it - trying to find the right fit, what's the best place for me to raise my kids", he said.
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George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 79 games this season for the Thunder and was named a third-team All-NBA performer.
And Russell Westbrook has been in regular contact with George in an attempt to convince the five-time All-Star to stay.
The first part of the series will follow George's rise to National Basketball Association stardom.
"Here they have made a huge risk in trading for me, knowing I have one year on my deal", George said.
That called into question the futures of several players, most notably George and Anthony, going forward.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.