Clippers still waiting for Paul George and Kawhi Leonard to share court
Paul George made his home debut for the Clippers on Saturday night, but Kawhi Leonard sat out to rest his sore left knee."There’s no concern," coach Doc Rivers said. "It’s day-to-day.
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LAST NIGHT IN THE ASSOCIATION: A terrifying development took place in the NBA last night… the Los Angeles Clippers appear to be figuring out how to play together. Facing the 11-5 Dallas Mavericks, who ranked first in net rating as of two days ago, in Dallas, Los Angeles took control of the game early and never looked back, winning the game 114-99, and becoming the first team to hold Dallas under 100 points all season.
???? Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 54 points, five three-pointers, six assists and seven steals while Lou Williams added 21 points of his own. Los Angeles is starting to look as scary as many expected them to be once they landed Paul George.
Woike: Clippers need to find blueprint to win without Kawhi Leonard
The Clippers didn't use the term "load management" in their justification for Kawhi Leonard missing the last two games. He didn't play because of a "knee contusion" — an injury he suffered Friday. Leonard's knee might really be bruised, and it might really be why he hasn't been available the last two games. But whatever the reason, it's obvious that Leonard's load is going to need to be managed this season because there's no hiding from it. The Clippers absolutely need him. Without him, they've been lost, unable to rely on the toughness that defined them a year ago.
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Paul George has undergone two shoulder surgeries since the end of the season. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Friday morning the Thunder will have a better feel for George ’s status closer to training camp in
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Look for Danny Ainge to get these questions answered as best he can should the Spurs be willing to talk business. In the end, Leonard could dictate his destination based on his willingness to sign long term upon a
???? Leonard and George also did a number defensively on 20-year-old phenom Luka Doncic, who had his worst game of the season. Against L.A., Doncic went 4-for-14, missed all eight of his three-point attempts and had seven turnovers. To his credit, even on a bad night, Doncic still managed to score 22 points, but overall, he struggled pretty mightily against one of the best teams in the league.
NOT A FAREWELL TOUR:about landing in Portland and wanting to play beyond just this season.
Interesting tidbit from the article: Rival executives thought the Blazers would try and land Kevin Love or Danilo Gallinari via trade before they turned their attention to Carmelo.
TRADE RUMORS:, who’s currently a member of the Memphis Grizzlies but only technically.
If Paul George continues to hit clutch shots, the Clippers will be unstoppable
Paul George hit a go-ahead shot with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Clippers to a 90-88 win over his former Oklahoma City Thunder team on Monday night. The shot wasn’t only significant because it came against the team he forced himself away from in a trade over the summer — it was the same shot he’d struggled with in previous years. George had never historically been considered clutch, and for good reason: Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, he was 1-for-12 on go-ahead threes in the final 30 seconds of regulation or in overtime.
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Bruce Arthur: “One thing I was told last night is that Kawhi Leonard has already been planning out his free agency “It’s not impossible for me to think we suck, but I just better see what can be now. Even then I felt like we
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Much has been made of Kawhi Leonard ’s occasional limp during Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. And yet, in a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon ahead of Game 5 at Fiserv Forum
✈️ Another player who could be on the move is San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan..
TWO ALL-STARS RETURNING: Celtics All-Star Kemba Walker isafter suffering a scary neck injury over the weekend. as well, after missing a few weeks of action.
KEMBA VS. KYRIE: The difference between the personalities of Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving is stark, and.
BOOGIE A VALUED TEAMMATE: Despite his likely season-ending injury and the personal issues that were well-documented,.
MAJOR OLYMPIC ADDITIONS: Jamal Murray, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickiel Alexander-Walker havefor the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team next summer in the Olympic qualifying tournament, in hopes of getting Canada qualified for Tokyo.
Paul George: I wanted Pacers to trade me to Spurs over Lakers
When Paul George told the Pacers in 2017 he'd opt out the following year, the widespread assumption – fueled by George himself – was he wanted to join the Lakers. © Ronald Cortes/Getty ImagesOhm Youngmisuk of ESPN:George had another team on top of his wish list.“I wanted to be traded to San Antonio,” George says. “We wanted to go to San Antonio first, and we didn’t make that happen.”A league source confirmed that the Pacers and Spurs talked, but San Antonio lacked the assets to pair George with Leonard.Despite Kawhi Leonardtrying to persuade the Spurs to deal for George, Indiana traded George to the Thunder.
Kawhi Leonard is also a priority for the Knicks this summer. The Knicks will not be shy in their courting of the Raptors star. But the Clippers and Raptors According to NBA sources, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry expect to get a meeting with Raptors star Kawhi Leonard and
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Following the game, Tatum was asked about playing against the Kawhi Leonard - Paul George duo and if he gets a little “He was just saying something along the lines of how I’m not a good basketball player,” Mitchell said
???????? Canada’s track record at getting the country’s top players to join the National Team is terrible..
On the coaching side of things,that Sixers head coach Brett Brown will lead Australia at the Olympics. That could help them get Ben Simmons to commit to representing his country at the Tokyo games.
NEGATIVE VIBES:after they traded him, but he admits a negative energy surrounded the team last season.
FORMER ALL-STAR TO THE BENCH: Timberwolves point guard and former All-Star Jeff Teague is coming off the bench for Minnesota going forward….
ANOTHER UNDRAFTED ROOKIE THRIVING: Raptors guard Terence Davis, an undrafted first-year player out of Ole Miss, is looking like another great find by Masai Ujiri and Co. Here,.
NEW SCHEDULE AND LOAD MANAGEMENT:on the league’s potential new schedule changes and how the NBA is dealing with load management behind the scenes.
Clippers have already figured out late-game dynamics with Paul George, Kawhi Leonard
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have only played together a short time, but the two are already in sync as Clippers' teammates.The Clippers walked off with a 122-119 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday at Staples Center mostly because coach Doc Rivers could hand the game ball to any one of his players.
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. He's the 14th best -paid NBA player this year. Newsletter The HoopsHype Daily : We take a look at the numbers to determine how sustainable the Lakers' early success is .
Sign up for the HoopsHype daily email newsletter for the top stories every day. Chris Haynes: As @JabariJYoung pointed out, sources say Kawhi Leonard would entertain signing longterm So he’s looking at Lonzo as having made a mistake for trusting this guy, and I thought that was interesting…”
Speaking of which, James Harden is not a fan of the proposed in-season tournament..
DEFENDING FREE THROWS: Royce Young goes in-depth on how teams defend against free throws.. It’s super interesting and features a lot of trolling while opponents are at the foul stripe.
OH ME, OH MY: Former Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler, famous for his Oh me, Oh my call,and misses his old gig.
HALL OF FAME GIF: Alonzo Mourning is the owner of. He was recently interviewed on the matter, and .
LAST NIGHT IN COLLEGE HOOPS: No. 1 ranked Duke lost to Stephen F. Austin last night – at home, no less –.
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