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Law Murray shares his perspective on recent Paul George rumors

Apr 2, 2024, 1:14 PM | Updated: 1:54 pm

Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers saves a ball in front of Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings d...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers saves a ball in front of Malik Monk #0 of the Sacramento Kings during a 176-175 double overtime Kings win at Crypto.com Arena on February 24, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Law Murray, who covers the Los Angeles Clippers as a beat reporter for The Athletic, joined “Stiles and Watkins” Tuesday afternoon prior to LA’s matchup with the Sacramento Kings in Golden 1 Center than night.

With Kawhi Leonard out for the matchup, Murray explained the Clippers’ health this season, something they have struggled with in recent years. As the lineup changes, more offensive responsibility is shifted to James Harden and Paul George.

Murray outlined how the team has stylistically adapted to Harden’s strengths, and the potential weaknesses that come with it that Sacramento could benefit from exploiting. Paul George, meanwhile, often finds his looks easily within the flow of the game and seamlessly fits to the surrounding talent.

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That’s exactly why every team with cap space this offseason should be monitoring his status. Paul George has $48.7-million player option for next season, but Murray explains the Clippers have had an open extension offer to George for some time now. Leonard signed his, Paul George has not yet.

While speculation has been floating on that front, Tuesday night’s game between the Kings and Clippers holds substantial weight in the race of the Western Conference as single-digit games remaing in the 2023-24 regular season.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings schedule

  • Tuesday, April 2nd – Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers – 7:00 PM PST
  • Thursday, April 4th – Kings @ New York Knicks – 4:30 PM PST
  • Friday, April 5th – Kings @ Boston Celtics – 4:30 PM PST
  • Sunday, April 7th – Kings @ Brooklyn Nets – 4:30 PM PST
  • Tuesday, April 9th – Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder – 5:00 PM PST

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