Jerami Grant Reportedly Agrees to 3-Year, $27M Contract with Thunder

Jerami Grant Reportedly Agrees to 3-Year, $27M Contract with Thunder

The Sixers can cross one free agent off their wish list.

George averaged 21.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds last season for the Thunder who were knocked out in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

George's decision to stay with OKC isn't the end of the world for the Lakers, who are still interested in picking up LeBron James.

George is believed to have given consideration to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as the Thunder.

It was reported just before midnight on the East coast that George has agreed to re-sign with the Thunder.

Were he to sign with any National Basketball Association team other than Oklahoma City, the max contract available to him would span four years and pay $130 million, $46 million less than the Thunder can pay him.

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It means the Celtics would have to include a group of players just to fit Leonard's $20.1 million 2018-19 salary into the team. George is reportedly "seriously considering" a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but has not ruled out the Lakers either.

George declined his player option last week to become an unrestricted free agent, but didn't take long to make a decision. Oklahoma City fell to the Jazz in six games in the first round.

The Lakers seemed intent on landing two max players this summer, but they absolutely won by not landing George for $30-plus million a year.

This is definitely the biggest indication that the 28-year-old is likely to stay with the Thunder next season.

Last year, Oklahoma City traded for PG13 when the free agency period began. Oklahoma City would then pay a luxury-tax bill of more than $145 million - easily surpassing the previous record of $90-plus million for the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets and bringing total payroll beyond $300 million. While attending the party, George appeared to have announced his commitment to re-sign to those in attendance.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder averaged 21.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a career-best 2.0 steals this past season with the Thunder.

The Thunder finished last season with a 48-34 record and earned the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

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