76ers’ Interest In Paul George Has ‘Significantly Waned’

According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Philadelphia 76ers‘ interest in Paul George has “significantly waned.”

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George can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason by declining his 2024-25 player option with the Los Angeles Clippers. 

George averaged 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Clippers this season while shooting 47.1% from the field, 41.3% from beyond the arc and 90.7% from the free-throw line. LAC has until June 30 to sign George to an extension.

The Clippers lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2024 playoffs. 

George and Kawhi Leonard joined the Clippers in the offseason of 2019. LAC hasn’t been to the NBA Finals in franchise history. 

George has career averages of 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists with the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Clippers. He was born and raised in Palmdale, California.

According to NBA insiders Sam Amick and Law Murray of The Athletic, the Clippers discussed George trade scenarios at the February trade deadline.

“Only George knows how he truly sees his situation, but it’s worth remembering that the Clippers are known to have shown a willingness to discuss him in a select few trade scenarios heading into the February deadline,” Amick and Murray wrote. “The internal calculus was different back then, of course, with the absence of a new deal with George leaving the Clippers concerned that they might ultimately lose him for nothing in return in free agency.”

The Sixers have been linked to George, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and OG Anunoby. It will be interesting to see if they get another star. 

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