Reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and All-Star Paul George will join forces with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the coming season. George has one year remaining on his contract but he and Westbrook might remain teammates in the coming years but with a different team. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, there is a possibility that George and Westbrook might join the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, especially if the latter doesn’t sign the five-year, $207-million maximum deal that the Thunder are offering. The Lakers are an ideal destination for George and Westbrook as they are both from Los Angeles.

Before he was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, George expressed interest in joining the Lakers. Westbrook, for his part, has until the start of the season to sign the extension. If not, he and George will both become unrestricted free agents, who can both accommodate by the Lakers. The NBA recently fined the Lakers $500,000 for tampering with George while he was with the Pacers. However, the Lakers can still pursue him when he becomes a free agent. There is also a possibility that George and Westbrook might team up with LeBron James, who is rumored to be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018.

Veteran Jason Terry remains with Bucks

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that veteran point guard Jason Terry will return for his 19th NBA season, signing a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Last season, Terry averaged a career-low 4.1 points as the Bucks focused on using their young players. However, the Bucks retained Terry because of his veteran leadership and outstanding locker room presence that can be a great influence on young players.

Early in his career, Terry was a valuable contributor off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging at least 15 points per game in 11 of his 12 seasons from 2000 to 2012.

During the 2008-09 season, he won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 19.6 PPG.

Blazers add Anthony Morrow

The Portland Trail Blazers added another scoring threat by signing free-agent shooting guard Anthony Morrow to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal. The signing was first reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical, per information from Morrow’s agent, Wallace Prather.

Last season, he split his time between the Thunder and the Chicago Bulls, averaging 5.5 points per outing in 49 games. Morrow will add depth to the crowded Blazers backcourt, along with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.