Paul George is staying in Los Angeles.
The All-Star forward signed a five-year, $226 million max contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, according to ESPN.
All-Star forward Paul George has signed a maximum contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers that’ll guarantee him as much as $226 million over the next five years, his agent Aaron Mintz of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 10, 2020
Despite a shocking upset loss to the Denver Nuggets in the NBA bubble, the Clippers had no choice but to keep one of their biggest assets who could have departed after the upcoming season.
Although the NBA offseason has been short, it's still been a somewhat tumultuous one for PG13. George threw his former coach Doc Rivers under the bus for the team's disappointing finish and for not using him correctly.
George, who is from nearby Palmdale, will be under contract through the 2025-26 campaign.
In his first season with the Clippers, George averaged 21.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
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