Massive Details On Paul George’s Contract Talks, Trade Market

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Trade Rumors
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LA Clippers superstar Paul George is among the top players many are monitoring as a viable candidate to switch teams this NBA offseason. He must decide on his $– player option but has not had productive contract talks with the Clippers about an extension, resulting in a real possibility that he will end up being moved in a trade if he ops into his deal.

George is coming off a productive season averaging 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, having to be adaptive after the Clippers made a trade to acquire James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers early in the season. George was

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Clippers have only been willing to offer George a three-year deal worth close to a max contract. However, George wants a four-year deal that is worth a full maximum salary, which there are rival teams willing to do, with one of them potentially being the Golden State Warriors.

“To this point, the Clippers have only been willing to offer Paul George about what they gave Kawhi Leonard,” Windhorst said. “Three years at a little bit less than the max contract, and Paul George, frankly, wants four years. He wants a full out max and there are a number of teams out there, I am told, that are prepared to give it to him, who are prepared to trade for him. One of those teams, potentially, is up the coast in Golden State.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Paul George, LA Clippers, Golden State Warriors Updates

The Clippers have some tough decisions to make in the coming days before NBA free agency. James Harden appears set to wait for what George will ultimately decide to do before committing to the team long-term, which would complicate the options for the front office to achieve a meaningful improvement around Kawhi Leonard.

The situation is fascinating for the Clippers and George, considering both sides’ original expectations when he joined the team. Many viewed them as championship favorites early on, but an inability of key players to stay healthy in pivotal moments has prevented the team from realizing those championship goals.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Paul George, LA Clippers, Golden State Warriors Updates

Regardless of the outcome of the current contract talks, George has cemented himself as one of the most impactful players in team history. He was the most impactful player, leading the team to the only Western Conference Finals appearance in franchise history in 2021 while Leonard was sidelined due to injury.

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