– Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are fully healthy ahead of the upcoming 2023/24 NBA season.
– The Clippers are discussing contract extensions with both players, who have a $48 million player option for the 2024/25 season.
– The team hopes to continue building around Leonard and George and keep them as Clippers for years to come.
For the FIRST TIME in 3 years. The LA Clippers have:
Fully Healthy Kawhi Leonard
Fully Healthy Paul George
Fully Healthy Marcus Morris
How many games is this Trio winning?
— Sr. (@MookSrBurner)
The LA Clippers are gearing up for the upcoming 2023/24 season with a fully healthy roster, including stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both players suffered injuries last season that hampered the team’s playoff run, but according to Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations, they have had productive offseasons and are ready to make an impact.
During the playoffs, Leonard suffered a torn right meniscus and underwent a cleanup procedure in June. Now fully healthy, he will be a key player for the Clippers this season. In addition to Leonard and George, forward Marcus Morris is also fully healthy heading into training camp. This will be the first time in three years that the Clippers have a fully healthy trio, and fans are excited about the possibilities.
Another important aspect for the Clippers is the future of Leonard and George. Both players have a player option for the 2024/25 season and will be eligible for four-year extensions potentially worth up to $233 million. Frank stated that discussions about their contracts have already begun, and the team hopes to keep both players in Los Angeles for years to come. The Clippers have a good track record of retaining players, and they want to continue building around Leonard and George.
Coach Tyronn Lue is also highly valued by the Clippers organization. He recently returned from coaching Team USA in the FIBA World Cup and is expected to lead the team in the upcoming season. Frank expressed his desire for Lue to be the long-term coach of the Clippers, highlighting his elite coaching skills. With a fully healthy roster and a talented coach, the Clippers are optimistic about their prospects for the upcoming season and beyond.