With George in the fold, though, this closes the gap considerably, and while Westbrook remains the top-ranked fantasy player heading into next season, he's in the same tier as guys like Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
George, who has averaged 18.1 points over parts of 7 National Basketball Association seasons and normed a career-best 23.7 points last season, had previously indicated wanting to play for his hometown team Lakers.
For expiring contract the Olympic champion in 2016 "Oklahoma" was sent to Indianapolis rights defender Victor Oladipo and heavy forward Domantas Sabonis. They tried very hard last February to trade for George prior to the trade deadline only to see those efforts fail.
Last season he averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game with the Pacers, but they ended up getting swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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George's move to the OKC Thunder will pair him with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.
Livingston reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Warriors while Iguodala is set to meet with San Antonio and ESPN reported Golden State would look at free agent Rudy Gay if Iguodala goes elsewhere. He had 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists a game. He reportedly informed the team earlier this year that he planned to leave next summer as an unrestricted free agent and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Also, this gives OKC one more great defender as he is considered to be one of the best perimeter defenders in the National Basketball Association that can guard the best players in the league.
It's unknown what the market would be like for Young but he was traded to the Pacers from the Brooklyn Nets for the 20th overall pick and a future 2nd round pick during last year's NBA Draft.
The news hit the Celtics as they were preparing to make their midnight free agent phone calls, and according to sources among those who have dealings with the club, the C's were stunned.