The past 10 years of  NBA  free agency have delivered some of the best and worst contracts in league history.   For Part 2 of this  two-part miniseries , we’ll be focusing on the best deals of the decade, meaning contracts that were signed from 2010-19…

The past 10 years of NBA free agency have delivered some of the best and worst contracts in league history. For Part 2 of this two-part miniseries , we’ll be focusing on the best deals of the decade, meaning contracts that were signed from 2010-19…

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Contract Signed: Four years, $137 million
Contract Spent with Team: One year, $30.6 million
Cost per Win Share: $2.6 million
Since Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook only technically signed extensions in OKC, George functions as the team’s best free-agent signing.
Knowing he could leave in a year when they traded Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis for him in 2017, the Thunder surprised the NBA when they got the All-Star forward to re-up instead of joining a big-market team the following summer.
George’s 2017-18 season was one for the ages. He finished third in MVP voting while averaging 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a league-leading 2.2 steals.
Even after he requested a trade just a year after signing this deal, OKC was able to get five first-round picks, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari from the Los Angeles Clippers and stay in the Western Conference playoff picture.
Even though he’s no longer on the roster, the Thunder are still benefiting from the George signing.

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