29. Paul George
Former Oklahoma City star George stunned the NBA when he demanded to leave the Thunder. Kawhi Leonard left the Toronto Raptors and then reached out to the six-time All-Star. George prepared to join the Raptors or the Clippers with Leonard and followed him to the latter. Oklahoma obviously didn’t want to lose their star player because as one of the NBA’s smallest markets, it would be so difficult to replace him.
However, they recognized the danger of keeping an unsettled player. In the end, they took the hit and traded him to Los Angeles. The Clippers immediately became contenders after adding George to their ranks. But it hasn’t entirely been smooth sailing in Los Angeles with George and Leonard. Reports emerged of dissent in the locker room following accusations of favoritism towards the two superstars.