Paul George turned down one option and created a slew of new ones.

George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither George nor the team has publicly announced his decision. ESPN first reported George’s decision about the option year.

It was not an unexpected move for George, who averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals for the Thunder this past season. By not opting in to the final year of his existing deal, George opens up an array of possibilities — such as going elsewhere, possibly the Los Angeles Lakers, or signing a new deal with Oklahoma City.

He is also expected to be pursued by the Houston Rockets, who finished this past season with the NBA’s best regular-season record.

George may opt to sign a short-term deal, either with the Thunder or someplace else. He could also command as much as $176 million in a five-year deal if he chooses to stay in Oklahoma City and team up with Russell Westbrook for years to come.

It’s unclear what effect, if any, George’s decision has had on LeBron James and his plans. The two are good friends and there’s little doubt they would relish the opportunity to play together after competing against each other for years.

The Thunder have long maintained that they want to keep George, whom they acquired a year ago in a trade with the Indiana Pacers.

“From the day that he arrived, we really made a specific and intentional effort to build a relationship with Paul and his representation built on three things: collaboration, transparency, and trust,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said after the season. “Those tenets were followed throughout the year and continued to be. I felt strongly about the relationship. I feel great about the communication and the honesty, about the way we started the relationship.”

George, 28, is a five-time All-Star. The Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.

Blatt to Greece

Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt is joining European basketball powerhouse Olympiakos.

The Greek side says the 59-year-old Blatt has agreed on a two-year deal.

Blatt, who helped Russia become European champion in 2007, is quoted on Olympiakos’ site as saying, “It fills me with pride and motivation to do my utmost to give the club and its special fans the very best part of me.”

Blatt was unexpectedly hired by the Cavaliers in 2014 after winning the EuroLeague with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was fired by the NBA team in January 2016.

Olympiakos is a three-time European champion and 12-time Greek champion.