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Insider Says Clippers, Key Player Are ‘Not On The Same Page’ In Contract Talks

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Years ago, the Los Angeles Clippers had to make a big move.

In order to make sure that Kawhi Leonard signed with them, they also had to trade for Paul George, eventually parting ways with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and several pieces.

Fast forward to today, and while they’ve had some solid seasons and playoff runs, they have zero NBA Finals appearances to show for that, and it’s starting to appear as if they’ll never be healthy enough to do so.

That’s why the Clippers seem to be hesitant about giving George a max contract extension.

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, both parties aren’t on the same page in terms of contract talks right now (via The Pat McAfee Show and NBACentral).

Paul George and the Clippers are reportedly "not on the same page" in contract negotiations, per @WindhorstESPN

(Via @PatMcAfeeShow ) pic.twitter.com/41sSx1SoSh

— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 14, 2024

Truth be told, that’s not much of a surprise, as Leonard signed a contact extension months ago but there were never many updates regarding George’s situation.

George can become a free agent by opting out of his contract in the offseason, and there are rumors that the Philadelphia 76ers will make him their top priority if that happens.

George isn’t getting any younger and comes with some injury concerns, but he’s still one of the best two-way players in the league, and it’s hard to think of a team that wouldn’t get significantly better with his addition.

On the other hand, he’s living close to his hometown and has his entire family settled there, so perhaps he might not want to move all the way to the East Coast at this point in his career.

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