Much will be riding on the shoulders of Paul George for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Superstar teammate Kawhi Leonard still has an ACL injury that could force him to sit out most, if not all, of the 2021/22 season. At this point, it’s safe to assume that PG will have to do most of the heavy lifting for the Clippers in Kawhi’s place.
Paul George isn’t exactly the longest-running player in the league either. So it’s only natural to wonder what kind of load management to go through throughout the campaign, all in all. As it turns out, George doesn’t even think about sitting out games right now:
“No, not really. It’s just a feeling,” said George of FanNation’s Joey Linn. “Ty Lue was especially good at coming to us as a player trying to see how our bodies felt … time. “
George has played a total of 102 regular season games for the Clippers in the last two seasons. Crossing the century mark may be impressive to some extent, but the fact that he’s also missed 42 competitions in two years isn’t exactly brave for its durability.
However, George maintains a positive attitude ahead of the upcoming campaign. Nevertheless, it is hard to imagine that the seven-time All-Star will play all 82 games for the Clippers in 2021/22.