76ers Expected To Make Paul George Significant Offer If He Becomes Free Agent

According to NBA insider Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to make Paul George a significant offer if he becomes a free agent this summer. 

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

“According to multiple sources in and around the NBA, the Sixers have George at the top of their wish list and are expected to make him a significant offer if he becomes a free agent,” Pincus wrote. “Would Philadelphia give him a four-year max deal worth a projected $212.2 million? That may be close to what it takes to get the L.A.-area native to relocate to the East Coast.”

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.

Many people around the NBA expected the Clippers to sign George to an extension after they extended Leonard. Even though George and LAC haven’t agreed to an extension yet, the leaguewide expectation persists that George and the Clippers will come to terms on a new contract. 

George is averaging 22.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks this season while shooting 47.1% from the field, 40.6% from beyond the arc and 89.6% from the free-throw line. He’s making $45.6 million.

The Clippers are 42-27 on the season. They are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings. The franchise has never reached the NBA Finals. 

Leonard and George joined the Clippers in the summer of 2019. LAC lost in the second round of the 2020 playoffs, lost in the 2021 Western Conference Finals, missed the postseason in 2022 and lost in the first round of the 2023 playoffs. 

According to NBA insider Howard Beck of The Ringer, the Clippers are expected to go all out to keep George and James Harden regardless of how they fare in the 2024 playoffs. Harden becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. 

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