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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are embracing the chance to chase history by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The native Southern California superstars talked about destiny and championships when they made their first public appearance since agreeing to join the Clippers nearly three weeks ago. Leonard says he was tempted by the opportunity to win the Clippers’ first championship, while George is eager to see what it’s like to play at home.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and Leonard signed his free-agent deal.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker were also big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.
Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. Westbrook had two procedures. One was for a torn ligament in a finger on his left hand. The other was an elective arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.
When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder’s All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland. Yes, he’s averaging 26.5 points but he’s making just 27 percent of his 3-pointers, down from 39 percent during the regular season. George says previously sore shoulder is fine and he’s pain free. He says it’s just a matter of finding his rhythm, which he needs to do quickly.
Thunder All-Star forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness. Coach Billy Donovan says George is considered day-to-day. George finished second in the league with 28 points per game this season, and he led the league with 2.2 steals per contest.
Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112 on Saturday night.
Paul George had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-112 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Paul 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 rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he’s not particularly fond of Houston and he’s hugging restaurant diners in Miami.
An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters.
Thunder forward Paul George is questionable for Game 2 against the Utah Jazz with a right hip contusion. George was injured during Oklahoma City’s 116-108 win in Game 1. He scored 36 points in the opener and set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers. Utah rookie guard Donovan Mitchell is questionable with a left foot contusion.
Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a timely fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 108-102 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
LeBron James couldn’t get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn’t stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Cavaliers 148-124 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.
Paul George had 35 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
New Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka’s contact with Paul George’s agent violated the NBA’s anti-tampering rule and has resulted in Los Angeles being fined $500,000. The league says that a law firm’s independent investigation didn’t find evidence of an agreement or an understanding that the Lakers would sign or acquire George, who was with the Indiana Pacers at the time. George was later traded to Oklahoma City.
The NBA is investigating whether the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.
For the second time in three days, a former Gonzaga Bulldog is changing addresses in an NBA blockbuster trade.
As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA – Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them – were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State juggernaut.