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Yet another early playoff exit for the Los Angeles Clippers! Despite adding James Harden and Russell Westbrook to the core of future NBA legends, Ty Lue‘s side crashed out of 1st round as the Dallas Mavericks settled Game 6 on Friday, with a 114-101 scoreline. One of those future HOFs, Paul George, failed to deliver on his post-game talk after Game 4. Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard couldn’t show up again, of course, due to injury.

However, after failing to score 20+ points for the third time in the series, PG did not look fully sure about his future with the LA side. After his 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists performance in Dallas the veteran forward said, “Yeah. If it works that way, absolutely,” on his chance to stay with the Clippers.

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“Continuity is everything. You look at the teams that are still standing, they have been together for a few years,” George said before his comments on future.

“When the guys are used to one another, there’s chemistry there. So, that is one thing, we gotta go through a season of learning each other, learning how to play, learn how to adjust of each other. We had that this year. And so, only thing to look forward to is, the next year to come, how well we can put that back together.”

As per rumors, George is expecting a supermax contract come summer. Should the Clips run it back with Kawhi and Paul?

What lies ahead for Paul George?

Paul George signed a 5 year, $176,265,466 contract with the Clippers in 2020 which will keep the former Pacers star in LA until 2025. Before the 9x All-Star becomes an unrestricted free agent, Steve Ballmer and Co will most likely trade him for a star. Rumors also suggest that the Clippers are unwilling to break the bank for its 5-year veteran.

There are potential suitors in the market too. Reports suggest Philadelphia 76ers, who also crashed out of the 1st round are interested in receiving the duties of the two-way superstar.

On the other hand, Orlando Magic, who are giving a tough fight to the Cleveland Cavaliers to break its 15-year drought of a playoff win, will also be in the market with a huge cap space for next season.

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Clippers’ front office and George’s representatives will play a huge role in the player’s future destination. He would surely not have to fight his way out of anything like his teammate Harden had to (twice) before joining him in LA.

How was Paul George’s postseason performance?

Paul George’s 2024 playoff stats: 19.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists. It wasn’t as drastic a fall as he was averaging 22.6p, 5.2r, and 3.5a throughout the regular season. However, before the playoffs started Kawhi Leonard, surprisingly, was a constant presence in the line-up all season long.

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With him out, George had the responsibility to pick up the scoring slack and lead the Clippers’ way against the Mavs. But he could not bring his “Playoff P” out who has scored an average of 22+ points in six out of eleven postseasons.

Will any team be willing to throw the kitchen sink at the Clippers to get PG-13 despite the 4-2 humbling against the Mavericks? Let us know your thoughts.