Every day in the world of the NBA is full of surprising twists, trades, and speculations. Recently a popular NBA analyst has suggested a trade involving Paul George.
The Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley has proposed a trade deal between the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers. He suggests that the Hawks should acquire George from the Clippers. Here is the complete trade proposal.
The Paul George Trade Proposal
- The Los Angeles Clippers will receive De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kobe Bufkin, and the 2024 First-Round Draft Pick (Protected by Lottery, via Sacramento Kings).
- In exchange, the Atlanta Hawks will receive Paul George.
Devin Booker with Paul George's Defence is literally Paul George https://t.co/0QayyTVTdb
— Russ' TD ⚡ (@RussFcb) August 11, 2023
Paul George Career and Stats
Paul had a good career till now. He averaged around 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists from the Los Angeles Clippers last season. While he shooted 45.7% of the shots from the field, 37.1% of the shots from beyond the arc, and 87.1% of the shots from the free throw line.
But due to a knee injury, Paul missed the final 9 matches of the regular NBA Season and didn’t participate in the first round of the 2023 playoffs.
The LA Clippers have lost many games against the Phoenix Suns without George. To be precise, they have lost 5 games. Paul played around 87 games out of 164 matches in the last 2 NBA seasons.
He made a contract extension deal with the Clippers worth $176 million in December 2020 and will earn around $45.6 million in the next NBA Season.
Clippers Struggle and Hawks Bold Moves
The Clippers have not been able to perform well, and they might consider making major changes to their roster if they don’t perform well in the upcoming NBA Season.
If the Hawks acquire Paul George from the Clippers, then George can team up with Dejounte Murray and Trae Young, making it an ideal combination to have a competitive edge.
Last season, the Atlanta Hawks traded John Collins, and they are likely to make bold trades in the upcoming season.