Paul George coy over Thunder future

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Paul George has remained coy over his future with Oklahoma City Thunder amid speculation he could join the Los Angeles Lakers during the summer.

The 27-year-old small forward only joined the Thunder from the Indian Pacers last summer to form part of a highly-regarded offence alongside Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.

Oklahoma currently sit fifth in the Western Conference standings despite only winning three of their last nine games, but speculation has recently gathered pace that George could be on the move come the end of the season.

The California native has been linked with a move to the Lakers of late and that speculation has further intensified after he was serenaded with chants of ‘We want Paul’ by the LA crowd during last weekend’s All-Star game in the city.

George admits he enjoyed the chants of the crowd, while he also conceded that he does not know where he will be playing his basketball next season.

“It feels good to be welcome. I think anybody would want to be wanted and be welcomed,” George told ESPN.

When asked if he knows what he’s going to do this summer, he said: “I don’t. I know what I feel is best, but it’s a long way until the end of the season.”

For the time being George is fully focused on helping the Thunder enjoy a successful end to the season, as the franchise aims to secure their first Conference title since 2012.

Oklahoma are priced at 17.00 to win the Western Conference, while they are available at 26.00 to secure overall NBA Championship glory come the end of the campaign.

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