Meanwhile, the full rebuild is on in OKC. Paul joins a cast that also includes center Steven Adams, shooting guard Andre Roberson (when healthy) and point guard Dennis Schroder. But for the Thunder, it’s clearly all about the picks.

“The Thunder are playing a long game unseen in recent NBA history, adding eight first-round picks lined up through 2026 — plus four pick swaps — via the Westbrook, Paul GeorgeĀ andĀ Jerami Grant trades,” Wojnarowski wrote.