With the NBA going into a stoppage due to COVID-19, Paul George’s first season with the LA Clippers may soon be coming to an end.
After trading a plethora of assets for superstar Paul George, it was clear the LA Clippers were preparing to go all-in on a championship run this season. With George teaming up with reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers had one of the best tandems throughout the entire league.
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George was coming off a career-best season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he finished third in MVP voting. The acquisition of George, along with Leonard, solidified the team among the championship favorites.
Heading into the extensive league hiatus, George’s season was hot or cold to this point. Having played in just 42 of a possible 64 games, the 29-year-old battled through numerous injuries that plagued his season.
George’s injuries caused him to miss out on becoming an All-Star for the first time since the 2014-15 season, in which he only played a total of six games.
When healthy, George averaged 21.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game for the Clippers. His 21.0 points per game are his lowest since the 2012-13 season, where he averaged 17.4 points.
Still, although his numbers are statistically down compared to the previous season, George is playing on what is arguably the most talented squad he has ever been on. After having attempted 21.0 field goal attempts last season, George went down to just 16.0 this season.
When healthy, George was a significant factor in the success of the LA Clippers, having put on some stunning performances. With this season coming to a likely close, here are Paul George’s top 3 performances of the season.