Paul George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers (NBA). He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, a member of the All-NBA Team six times, and a four-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team.
What is Paul George’s injury?
Injury status: Active
UPDATE (Feb. 04):
Paul George is all set to play against the Knicks on Saturday night.
UPDATE (Jan. 31):
According to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com, George (knee) will take the court against the Bulls on Tuesday despite having been listed as questionable.
George has been officially removed from the team’s injury report after sitting out the previous match for the Los Angeles Lakers due to soreness in his left knee. The seasoned wing player’s most recent five games have seen him contribute an average of 24.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.2 steals in a total of 34.8 minutes played.
UPDATE (Jan. 28):
During Thursday’s victory over San Antonio by a score of 138-100, George finished with 35 points (14-19 from the field, 5-8 from three-point range, and 2-3 from the free throw line), four rebounds, seven assists, one block, and three steals.
In the victory, George performed at his absolute best, capitalizing on the fact that his rival was simply not up to the task. This was the first time in the month that he has scored more than 30 points in a game, and it came during a stretch of games where there were a lot of absences.
Having said that, he has participated in the last four games, each of which he has played in for at least thirty minutes. On a per-game basis, he has been a player who is right on the cusp of the top twenty, which is roughly where he was projected to be drafted.
UPDATE (Jan. 26):
During Tuesday’s victory over the Lakers, 133-115, George finished the game with 27 points (11-20 from the field, 3-9 from three-point range, 2-2 from the free throw line), nine rebounds, four assists, and one block in 36 minutes of action.
George and Kawhi Leonard each scored 25 points to help propel the Clippers to an early lead that was ultimately insurmountable. Despite the fact that LeBron James had a game-high 46 points, the obvious highlight of the matchup was the Clippers’ victory. George had his first game back from a hamstring injury the previous week, and it was easily his best performance since then. His numbers should continue to stay around this level for as long as he is healthy and performing at his peak.
UPDATE (Jan. 24):
George, making his return after missing Wednesday’s loss to Utah due to rest and maintenance, primarily assisted Kawhi Leonard (who scored 36 points on 13-of-18 shooting) on Friday.
Although George and Leonard will both be candidates to sit out one half of each of the Clippers’ future back-to-back sets, his minutes in competitive games should eventually settle in the 35 range.
UPDATE (Jan. 18):
After missing the last five games with right hamstring soreness, Paul George will return to the lineup.
UPDATE (Jan. 17):
Paul George (hamstring) is questionable for the 76ers game on Tuesday.
George, who returned to full practice on Monday after missing the previous five games due to injury, is now officially listed as questionable to return. If George is healthy enough to play Tuesday, Nicolas Batum will likely go back to his usual role as a bench player. George’s next opportunity to play is Wednesday against the Jazz, but the seven-time All-Star may not be able to make the game.
UPDATE (Jan. 15):
Paul George will not play Sunday against the Rockets due to a hamstring injury.
George’s injury is still bothering him, so he may sit out for a fifth straight game. He hasn’t provided a firm return date yet. This means Nicolas Batum and Terance Mann will probably play more against the Rockets than they did previously. George will get another opportunity to play on Tuesday, when the Sixers come to town.
UPDATE (Jan. 13):
Paul George will sit out Friday’s matchup with the Nuggets because of a hamstring injury. If this trend keeps up, he will miss his fourth game in a row.
UPDATE (Dec. 17):
Paul George (knee) is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Wizards.
About Paul George
|No. 13 – Los Angeles Clippers|
|Born||May 2, 1990
Palmdale, California, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Knight (Palmdale, California)|
|College||Fresno State (2008–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|2017–2019||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2019–present||Los Angeles Clippers|