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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Norman Powell

Norman Powell is the player who's most adequately equipped to step up in Paul George's place. The 31-year-old provides tremendous offensive value when locked in as an elite three-point shooter who has the overall scoring instincts to improve upon an already strong 2023-24 season.

With George no longer on the LA Clippers, it's time for Powell to emerge as more of a second option from a scoring perspective as James Harden inevitably takes on a larger facilitating role.

Powell thrived with a more defined role in 2023-24, averaging 13.9 points and 2.2 three-point field goals made in just 26.2 minutes per game on .486/.435/.831 shooting. For what it's worth: That translates to 19.1 points and 3.0 three-point field goals made per 36 minutes.

If you're worried that he can't hit those marks, look no further than the fact that Powell averaged 18.1 points and 2.2 three-point field goals made per game between 2020-21 and 2022-23.

With a larger offensive role, it stands to reason that Powell can return to the production that made him so attractive to the Clippers in the first place. His volume and efficiency from distance would help address the loss of George, as would his overall scoring versatility.

No one player on the roster will fully provide what George is able to as a co-star alongside Kawhi Leonard, but Powell is the Clippers' best chance at emulating his value.