Game Over: Cris Carter reveals why the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Big Three experiment is finished

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Joined by Sarah Kustok, Nick Wright and Jenna Wolfe, Cris Carter reveals why the Oklahoma City Thunder's Big Three experiment is finished. Will Paul George resign and attempt another year alongside Russell Westbrook?

No, I think it's going to be a season that's going to be lost. I don't think that Paul George is going to resign with OKC. So to me, it has little to do with the playoffs. It's everything leading up to that. Because you had a whole season to convince him. And if you think that one series or two series is going to change him-- no, it's going to be this season, that Paul George, and it was lost. After Russell's MVP season, they got him another superstar, and they still weren't able to elevate their game.

I disagree with you as far as before the season-- they couldn't have been in the same class as the Houston Rockets. Like, we had far more confidence in Chris Paul and James Harden than we would in OKC. And their lack of other pieces before the season started. Now that might have been your opinion, I didn't see that as the basketball world, that was their opinion.

We were talking about OKC-- man, could they make it tougher for someone to go on a run in the playoffs? Yes, they would be a better team with Paul George and Russell, but as far as NBA championship, I don't think there were a lot of people that had dreams and aspirations of them hoisting the trophy.

- I think they get out of the first round, but now, they're going to have to play a Houston team that right now, I think has, as you mentioned, all the confidence in the world. I think that is an even tougher match-up for Oklahoma City than Golden State might be.

And so I'm not convinced that Paul George doesn't stay. I think if they make a run in the second, I think if they battle against Houston-- the way it's laying out-- if they battle against them that he may consider how it looks. But I think a big part of it has to do with how they were playing, how he feels integrated into the system, and the value in which he sees that.

- Go ahead.

- I was just going to say in talking with people in Indiana often about all the time they spent watching him play there, I'm not convinced he doesn't enjoy the opportunity of being a number two guy. I'm not sure he wants to be the guy that has all the responsibility on his shoulders.