Bleacher Report has the LA Clippers sending Paul George to the Warriors for an unreasonable return.
Assuming Paul George does get traded to the Warriors, the LA Clippers would have a ridiculously high asking price. This could be for two reasons: George is an elite two-way player, and the Clippers’ front office does not want to send a superstar to a tier-one rival. This would significantly hurt their chances of battling for a banner.
Moreover, this proposed trade is a major loss for the LA Clippers. At the bare minimum, LA’s front office would like to receive Andrew Wiggins in return, along with several picks. Though, Bleacher Report has the Clippers receiving much less.
Additionally, LA would most likely ask for two of Gary Payton II, Lester Quinones, and Trayce Jackson-Davis. This is a more logical proposal, as LA would have a solid young core to build around for the future.
That said, this mock trade has LA Clippers sending George to Golden State for Chris Paul, Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga, and two future top-ten protected first-round picks.
Furthermore, this would be an unrealistic move for the LA Clippers. Sure, George has a fairly prominent injury history. But to trade him for a veteran past his prime, two young role players, and draft picks would not make any sense. There is definitely a more viable return on the market for an eight-time all-star.
Nonetheless, the Golden State Warriors do not have the young talent to match what the Clippers may ask for. This is common with several other teams around the league, which crosses them out as a target when trading George.