NBA: Paul George heading to Thunder, Blake Griffin stays with Clippers - reports

Paul George (right) is set for a move to the Oklahoma City Thunder while the Clippers' Blake Griffin will stay put.
Paul George (right) is set for a move to the Oklahoma City Thunder while the Clippers' Blake Griffin will stay put.PHOTOS: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Los Angeles (AFP) - Indiana Pacers star Paul George is set to join the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that will see Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis head in the opposite direction, reports said Friday.

ESPN reported that four-time All-Star forward George heads to the Thunder despite pledging to remain with the Pacers for the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) season.

No further details of the proposed deal were immediately available, but the move would enable Indiana to obtain talent for losing George, something they would not get if he played out his contract next season.

In other trade moves reported Friday, Los Angeles Clippers stalwart Blake Griffin is set to sign a new five-year deal that will see him remain in California.

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The Los Angeles Times and ESPN both reported that Griffin would sign a deal worth US$173 million (S$238.05 million) after scrapping scheduled meetings with Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.