Paul George Leaving Clippers for Another Team

The Clippers couldn’t reach a deal with Paul George, so he’s signing with another team.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks between Aaron Mintz, George’s agent, and Lawrence Frank of the Clippers didn’t lead to any new agreement. The Clippers confirmed this news in a statement shared by Ohm Youngmisuk on social media.

“Paul has informed us that he is signing his next contract with another team,” the Clippers announced. “… We negotiated for months with Paul and his representative on a contract that would make sense for both sides, and we were left far apart. The gap was significant. We understand and respect Paul’s decision to look elsewhere for his next contract. We explored an opt-in and trade scenario, but it would have left us in a similar position under the new CBA, with very little asset value to justify the restrictions.”

Future Moves:

The Sixers are meeting George tonight in California and are likely to sign him since they have enough cap space for a max-level free agent.

The Clippers wanted a three-year deal like Kawhi Leonard’s $152.4M extension signed in January, but George wants four years instead. If George leaves, the Clippers will only have $12.9M mid-level exception and $4.7M bi-annual exception available for free agency .

Fans might think this move could change everything for both teams involved.

Another team interested was the Magic, but they decided to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope instead with a three-year deal.

Reports earlier today said there’s growing optimism from the Sixers about landing George as their top target. Law Murray from The Athletic believes George will decide tonight and that no other teams besides Philadelphia are still competing for him (

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James Shotwell
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