2. Paul George looked great
I didn’t mention him in the last slide because he needs his own entirely.
Paul George looked fantastic in the three scrimmages. The All-Star small forward revealed that during quarantine his shoulder finally felt normal again and he had completely finished rehab and boy, did it show.
In the team’s first scrimmage versus Orlando, PG came out shooting, knocking down 6 of his 13 shots (4 of 8 from deep) to score 18 points in just 19 minutes of play. It didn’t stop there.
In the second game versus the Wizards, he shot a little worse (4 of 10) to score 11 points but still looked right.
PG followed that up with another solid shooting outing where he connected on 4 of 7 three-pointers en route to 19 points in the loss to the Kings.
George had flashes of his greatness this season but was hampered by both his shoulders and a persistent hamstring injury. If he really is as healthy as he claims and looks, the Clippers are going to be an extremely tough team to stop.
The superstar combination of PG and Kawhi is scary, especially if both are playing great at the same time. If you remember, the duo each scored 40+ points in Minnesota this season and looked absolutely dominant. Now, PG is fully healthy. Yikes.