The Oklahoma City Thunder have disappointed so far during the first season with Paul George.
"With the talent we have, we don't want to just be getting by," George said. "We want to start building towards being a dominant team."
"It's a three-man circus," a Western Conference executive told Bleacher Report. "They don't play well together. There's no ball movement, no chemistry. You can tell by watching them play, it's out of sync. There's no rhyme or rhythm to how they play."
George was asked if he may give the Thunder a heads-up on his free agency the way he did with the Pacers.
"Well, I think this is a different scenario because it's our only year together as far as we're on one-year contracts," George told Bleacher Report. "I want to put everything into this and see where that takes us. I'm not giving up; I'm not giving in. I want to give this thing everything I have and we'll see where it goes."
Westbrook signed an extension in September but sources say the Thunder are under no delusions that George would commit to anything beyond the current season.
"We all enjoy playing with one another," George told B/R. "This could possibly be me being here for multiple years. But ... I'm not going to just throw it in and be like, 'No, I'm done with this.' We've got a long, long, long season ahead of us. And I'm committed to that."
George remains optimistic about Oklahoma City's odds this season.
"We're going to turn this season around and we're going to start playing the right way," he told B/R. "I'm sure late in the season, in April and May, we'll be happy where we're at."