3 LA Clippers players who must step up to replace Paul George on offense

The LA Clippers have lost Paul George to free agency. How can they possibly replace his value on the offensive end of the floor with internal options?
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Terance Mann

It's been three long years since Terance Mann erupted for 39 points and sent the LA Clippers to the Western Conference Finals. During that time, Mann's minutes have fluctuated and his outside shot has been, to some degree, erratic.

With Paul George no longer on the roster, the Clippers need Mann to realize his potential and increase his volume and efficiency as a scorer.

Mann finished the 2024-25 season averaging 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.9 three-point field goals made on .515/.348/.832 shooting. He converted an absurd 63.3 percent of his two-point field goals, a testament to his craftiness and three-level scoring ability, but attempted just 5.6 shots from within the arc per 36 minutes.

Whether or not he's able to knock down the three-ball with more regularity, Mann will need to be more aggressive as an offensive player overall.

It's worth noting that, in 2022-23, Mann knocked down 2.0 three-point field goals per 36 minutes and shot 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. If he can turn that into per-game production, he would help Los Angeles fill the void left behind by their most prolific three-point shooter.

If Mann continues to struggle to find consistency on offense, however, LA will place an all-but-impossible task of filling the George-sized void on the aging duo of James Harden and Kahwi Leonard.