Report: 76ers Believe They Have Real Chance Of Signing Paul George Away From Clippers

According to NBA insider Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Philadelphia 76ers believe they have a real chance of signing Paul George away from the Los Angeles Clippers

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George can become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he declines his 2024-25 player option worth $48.8 million.

The Clippers have until June 30 to sign George to an extension. They signed Kawhi Leonard to a three-year, $149 million extension in January.

One of the top two-way players in the NBA, 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. 

The Clippers lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2024 playoffs in six games. George averaged 19.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in the series. 

According to NBA insider Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Sixers and Orlando Magic are “paying very close attention” to George‘s situation with the Clippers. George is widely expected to decline his 2024-25 player option. 

“There’s two teams that are paying very close attention to Paul George: the Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers,” Shelburne said on the Hoop Collective podcast. “Because both of them have the money to throw at him and have a need for a wing just like him, a veteran guy. Every time I watch the Sixers, I’m like, ‘Oh, they could use Paul George.’”

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. LAC has never been to the NBA Finals in franchise history. 

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