All-Star forward Paul George has signed a max five-year extension with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon. George can make up to $226 million over the next five seasons. George is coming off his first season with the Clippers and had two years left on his current deal, one of which was a player option worth $37.8 million.
George had a strong regular season before the bubble. George struggled with injuries a bit in his first full season with the Clippers after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder the same night that Kawhi Leonard signed with the team. He averaged 21.5 points over 48 games during the regular season, his lowest total in a full season since 2012-13 with the Indiana Pacers. George didn’t exactly redeem himself in the postseason, scoring 20.2 points per game while shooting below 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc.
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