The Oklahoma City asked the Toronto Raptors for a package including Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, and four unprotected first-round picks as a starting point for Paul George, according to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.

Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster believed they were being used for leverage, and also realized that Kawhi Leonard wanted to return to Los Angeles, Arthur added. 

Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier that Sam Presti also tried to include Russell Westbrook in the trade package to the Raptors.