Amid reports that the Indiana Pacers have contacted the Cleveland Cavaliers about the availability of All-Star Paul George, another team has emerged in what is likely to be dubbed ‘The PG-13 Sweepstakes’.
Sporting News’ Sean Deveney reports that the Los Angeles Clippers have expressed interest in George via a potential sign-and-trade deal.
With players such as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and JJ Reddick set to hit free agency, the Clippers adding George would help keep their own talent in tact.
George has been linked to Los Angeles in the past, although to the Lakers, but perhaps tha Clippers would be able to get George to commit to a long-term deal.
Los Angeles has been struggling to reach their potential when it comes to the playoffs. Normally favored to reach the Western Conference Finals, and sometimes the NBA Finals, the Clippers have painfully fell short.
Adding a player of George’s caliber could help push the Clippers to next level.
Los Angeles may have an edge over teams such as Cleveland. The Clippers could likely offer more appealing assets and also could woo George with a more favorable playing destination, increasing the chances that Paul “okays” a trade.