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Paul George's Saturday Night Plans Could Reveal Where He Will Sign In Free Agency

Paul George stands on court during Oklahoma City Thunder game vs. Sacramento Kings.

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center on November 7, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Paul George Thunder update: Oklahoma City fans who want the star wing to sign back with the team should appreciate where he will be tonight. When the clock strikes 12:01 and free agency officially begins, he will reportedly be partying with Russell Westbrook.

The former MVP is throwing a big "summer hype house party" in the area tonight. At first, it was unclear if George, who was in Los Angeles, would attend.

According to ESPN's Royce Young, he arrived back in Oklahoma City this afternoon. From his report:

Paul George arrived in Oklahoma City late on Saturday afternoon, as Russell Westbrook is hosting a private party in town late Saturday night as free agency opens, sources told ESPN.

Westbrook has organized the party, dubbed a "summer hype house party," that's being held at a property near Lake Arcadia, inviting around 500 guests with the promise of a "surprise performance by a multi-platinum artist."

Sources tell ESPN that artist is Nas. The invitation says, "The FOMO will be real." Invited guests were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

The fact that Westbrook is throwing a big party at the moment that George can ink a deal to be his teammate for the forseeable future is notable. If it wasn't a party for that exact occasion, it could become one.

The implications for the long-term Paul George Thunder relationship is not lost on Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Earlier today, he reported that the two sides could be nearing a two or three year deal, and not just the "one-plus-one" extension that could give George an out to go join the Lakers in 2019.

It has been hard to ignore the whispers steadily rising in volume for the past month that George, the All-Star forward, is strongly considering signing a two- or three-year deal to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Stein responded to the reports that George is back in OKC in kind.

The momentum has been towards George remaining in OKC for at least another year. Now, it could be a longer commitment. That would certainly be a party-worthy occasion.

[ESPN]