‣ Paul George is negotiating a contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers, but both sides are not on the same page.
‣ George expressed his desire to retire as a Clipper and hopes to stay healthy for the upcoming season.
‣ George is currently signed to a four-year, $176 million max contract with the Clippers.
When Paul George signed his last extension with LAC in 2020 he said it was his desire to retire a Clipper. Amid new extension talks, he reiterated that desire today. PG: Talks are “active but both sides have to be on the same page and that’s just what we’re trying to figure out.”
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif)
The latest Los Angeles Clippers rumors suggest that contract extension negotiations between Paul George and the team are ongoing, but there is a lack of agreement between both sides. In 2020, when George signed his last extension with the Clippers, he expressed his desire to retire as a Clipper. This desire was reiterated during recent talks.
According to LA Times writer Andrew Greif, George stated, “Talks are active, but both sides have to be on the same page, and that’s just what we’re trying to figure out.” Despite the negotiations, there seems to be a willingness from George to remain with the organization, as he considers it a great organization that believes in winning.
During NBA Media Day, George reaffirmed his commitment to retiring as a Clipper. He expressed his satisfaction with being back home and playing for an organization that prioritizes success. George referred to it as a dream scenario.
George also expressed his hope for a healthy season in 2023-24. Last season, he suffered a right leg injury, which led to a knee sprain and ultimately ended his season. Despite this setback, George’s performance was still impressive, averaging 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
According to Lawrence Frank, president of basketball operations for the Clippers, the organization is hopeful that both George and Kawhi Leonard will remain with the team. Frank believes that they can demonstrate the potential and vision of the group.
As for George’s contract situation, he is set to earn $45.64 million in the upcoming season, with a player option of $48.78 million for the following season. This is part of the four-year, $176 million max contract he signed in 2020.
While there are no specific details on the progress of the extension talks, fans can keep their eyes open for updates on the situation. The Clippers face stiff competition from other teams with better odds to win the 2024 championship, but George’s commitment to the team and desire for success may play a significant role in the negotiations.