Rumors have been surrounding Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George since the team’s embarrassing collapse against the Denver Nuggets. One of those rumors has connected George to a potential trade to the Brooklyn Nets.
While that kind of a trade would be intriguing, to say the least, there appears to be no truth to it.
According to a report from Legion Hoops, there is “zero truth” to a potential Nets trade for George. That seems much more likely than the knee-jerk reaction trade rumors that came out after the Clippers were eliminated.
George remaining with the Clippers has always seemed like the most likely option. Los Angeles gave up a lot of value to acquire him last offseason. Even though he struggled mightily in the playoffs, shipping him off to the Nets for less return than they originally acquired him for would be a bad move.
During the 2019-20 NBA season, George struggled with a shoulder injury and never looked 100 percent. He ended up averaging 21.5 points per game to go along with 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 steals. George shot 43.9 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 41.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
While the Nets could swing a deal for George including talents like Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, and draft picks, it doesn’t seem likely that will happen.
Granted, anything can happen and the Clippers could consider moving George if the right offer presents itself. However, a duo of Kawhi Leonard and George can absolutely power L.A. to NBA Finals contention.
Expect to see the Clippers give it one more go with Leonard and George leading the way. The Nets may have interest in swinging a trade for Paul George, but do not expect that to end up happening. George should be back with the Clippers next season.