There are some trades that take a long time to truly evaluate. The Paul George deal is one of those.George is in his fourth season with the Clippers, and yet there are still key pieces of LA's Xavier McKinney Jersey blockbuster 2019 trade with Oklahoma City that haven't come to fruition. Of the seven total draft pick a sets sent to OKC four first-round picks and three pick swaps only two of the picks (and none of the swaps) have been used. Count that grade as incomplete.What is already clear is the Thunder acquired one of the NBA's best young players in return for George in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Prior to the 2022-23 season, Gilgeous-Alexander was voted as one of the rising stars would most want to build around. He's established himself as an elite scorer over the last couple of seasons, averaging 23.7 points per game in 2020-21 and 24.5 points per game in 2021-22.With Gilgeous-Alexander and , the Thunder have the potential to build something special down the road. The Clippers, meanwhile, have the makings of a contender right now.SIGN UP TO WATCH EVERY GAME ON NBA LEAGUE PASS: | The Clippers acquiring George was part of their plan to land Kawhi Leonard in free agency. thatLeonard wanted to walk into a championship contender after winning the title with the Raptors and believed George was "the co-star he wanted by his side."Leonard that Evan Neal Jersey the idea of them teaming up started before George was even traded to the Thunder."The idea started probably me playing in San Antonio and him being on the Pacers. I was trying to get San Antonio to Leonard Williams Jersey get him over with us," Leonard said. "You know how things work with trades. He ended up to the Thunder, probably had a better package for him. That's probably when the initial idea started when he wanted to get out of Indiana."George was one of the biggest stars in the NBA at the time. He averaged 25.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.7 a sists and 2.1 steals per game in two seasons with the Thunder, earning him back-to-back All-Star and All-NBA selections, and he was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year in 2018-19.Paul George is one of the greatest two-way players in our game, , LA's President of Basketball Operations. He is both an elite scorer and a relentle s defender whose versatility elevates any team. When you have the opportunity to acquire a contributor of his caliber, you do what it takes to bring him home."Paul is a native of the Los Angeles area and an ideal fit for the Clippers, thanks to his selfle sne s and drive. Following the lead of Steve Ballmer, we have plotted an aggre sive course to build a championship contender, and acquiring Paul is a critical step.MORE: Here's what it took for the Clippers to acquire George from the Thunder:Clippers received: Paul GeorgeThunder received:Danilo Gallinari,Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 2021 first-round pick (became Tre Mann), 2022 first-round pick (became Jalen Williams), 2023 first-round pick ( Jeremy Shockey Jersey via Heat), 2023 first-round pick swap, 2024 first-round draft pick, 2025 first-round pick swap, 2026 first-round pickInjuries have limited George so far in his LA tenure, but he earned the seventh All-Star selection of his career in 2020-21 and helped the Clippers make their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals that season. With he and Leonard back to full strength, they're among the Shane Lemieux Jersey favorites to win the title this season.The Thunder selected Tre Mann and Jalen Williams with two of the picks they received in the trade. They still control three future first-round picks and have the option of swapping two picks with the Clippers.The 2023 pick the Thunder acquired via the Heat has been to a 2025 first-round protected pick. If not conveyed, it will be a 2026 unprotected pick.