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Paul George renews with the Clippers

Paul George renews with the Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have closed the renewal for the maximum of Paul George, as reported by his agent Aaron Mintz to the ESPN medium. This deal guarantees the player a total of up to $ 226 million over the next five years.

The Los Angeles franchise thus extends its relationship with the six-time All-Star for another four additional years at a rate of 190 million, in addition to the 35.4 million it already has guaranteed during the 2020-21 season. George had a player option for the 2021-22 season that will be eliminated after this agreement, whose last year will be subject to a similar clause for the 2024-25 season.

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George, 30, confirms his return to his roots in Southern California and his commitment to the Los Angeles franchise. This extension lays the foundation for the long-term continuity of one of the pillars of the roster, a priority for the organization after sending the Thunder a package consisting of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and several rounds of the draft to join the Thunder. team in 2019 free agency.

At that time, his arrival served as a catalyst for Kawhi Leonard to commit to the Los Angeles franchise and thus form a tandem that hopes to win the first title in Clippers history. The next step to ensure the fight for this objective will be, precisely, to renew the two-time Finals MVP, who can go to free agency in 2021.

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In his ten NBA seasons, spread over Indiana, Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, Paul George averages 20.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. In addition, he has been included in one of the three best quintets five times and one of the All-Defensive Team four other times. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)

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