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West Notes: Clippers, Paul George, Blazers, Lakers


While forward Paul George is in rumors entering the final season of the contract, it doesn’t sound as if he wants to go anywhere.Paul George

“That’s the goal,” George told reporters when asked if he hoped to sign an extension soon. He repeated himself when asked if there was any update beyond that.

George and the Clippers were expected to agree to an extension after forward Kawhi Leonard received one earlier this season. That hasn’t happened yet for George.

But with the Clippers being one of the league’s two or three best teams in 2024, there’s a strong sense the front office wants to keep this group together. George obviously is a big part of that.

Trail Blazers

Guard Malcolm Brogdon will miss at least the next two weeks due to tendinitis in his right elbow, the Blazers announced. Brogdon is undergoing treatment.

He has done a nice job in his first year with Portland, just as he always does, averaging 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists. The 2023 Sixth Man of the Year said he’s hopeful of remaining with the Blazers for the long term.


In case you missed it, we wrote about what guard Spencer Dinwiddie may offer to the Lakers right here.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Jovan Buha also analyzed Dinwiddie’s addition.

“(GM Rob Pelinka) said after the trade deadline that the Lakers’ top priority was adding another ballhandling guard given the uncertainty surrounding Vincent’s return from knee surgery. Dinwiddie was the best available guard, checking that box and more,” Charania and Buha wrote.

“He adds size, athleticism, scoring and playmaking to a backcourt that needs all of those traits. He’s been a double-digit scorer for five straight seasons (excluding an injury-plagued 2020-21 season), and has averaged 6.0-plus assists in four seasons. He recently shot 40.4 percent on 3s over his two half-seasons in Dallas from 2021 to 2023.”

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