3 Players the Thunder stars should be recruiting during All-Star Weekend

All-Star Weekend is finally here, and Oklahoma City has four players competing in various events. Who should the Thunder be recruiting to join the team?

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This Former Thunder Star Represents The Top Target

Paul George is the premier recruiting pitch target at All-Star weekend for the Thunder. 

First, his on-court production and strengths fit like a glove. OKC features a drive-heavy offense that runs smoothly with surrounding three-point shooting and players that can create off of the catch. George currently owns a 42 three-point percentage on catch-and-shoot threes, and few scorers are better in isolation than him. George’s passing and ability to transition seamlessly between on and off-ball roles will allow him to excel in the offense. 

Defensively, the Thunder need a bigger wing that provides size, switchability, and defensive versatility. The 6’8” wing has the chops to guard point guards through power forwards, and he helps them on the glass too – a massive weakness for OKC. Overall, he would slide perfectly into the starting lineup and propel the Thunder to championship favorites status. 

Second, he likely turns down his player option and becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. Sam Presti has aggressively cleared cap space in the hopes of orchestrating a league-altering move, and George would certainly fit the bill. If he decided to sign with OKC, it would not be difficult to accomplish this feat from a salary cap standpoint. 

Finally, George played for the Thunder during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He still speaks highly of the organization, city, and fans, so a strong connection remains. When considering all of the above factors, no move makes more sense than a Paul George reunion.

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