Paul George
#13 Small Forward

Paul George

Height / Weight
6' 8" / 220 lbs
Born
May 2, 1990 (31)
College
Fresno State
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
25.6
+2.3
Rebounds
7.7
+1.0
Assists
5.2
+0.0
PER
22.70
-1.62
PLAYER INFO

Paul George Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers has consistently been one of the best two-way basketball players in the NBA. He is an all-around star known particularly for his defensive skills and three-point shooting.

Early in his career, George grew into the Indiana Pacers' best player as they built one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. He suffered a serious leg injury while practicing with the US Men's Basketball national team, but made a successful comeback and continued to excel and receive All-Star and All-NBA team selections.

Indiana traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. After two seasons playing alongside Russell Westbrook, he was traded to the Clippers in exchange for a huge package of players and draft picks.

Paul George Basketball Career

High School Career (Knight High School)

George attended Knight High School in Palmdale, California. He was not immediately seen as a high school star, but his growth gained attention as he improved his play in AAU and high school basketball. In his senior season, he led Knight to a championship while averaging 23.2 points per game.

George was only rated as a three-star recruit, and chose to play college basketball at Fresno State.

College Career (Fresno State)

At Fresno State, George started strong with 14 points in his first game and a 25 point, 10 rebound double-double in his second. He started all 34 games that year and finished second in the Western Athletic Conference in steals and three point percentage.

His sophomore season, George made the All-WAC Second Team. He again finished second in the conference in steals, and posted a college career high of 30 points when they faced the eventual conference champions, the New Mexico State Aggies.

After his sophomore season, George declared for the 2010 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Paul George was drafted with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He delivered several strong performances as a rookie, including a 23-point game with 5 three point baskets, and had the best steals-per-minute rate on the Pacers. His play earned him a spot on the All-Rookie second team. 

The next season, he started all 66 games in the lockout-shortened season and was selected to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest and Rising Stars Challenge during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend. The team lost in the second round of the NBA Playoffs to the Miami Heat.

The 2012-13 campaign was a breakout season for George. He recorded his first career triple-double, averaged 17.6 points per game, and was named the Most Improved Player and was voted to the NBA All-Star team and All-Defensive second team. He had several strong playoff performances, and some thought the team led by George and Roy Hibbert could take down the Miami Heat, but Indiana lost again in the Eastern Conference Finals.

George signed a max contract extension before the start of the 2013-14 season. The Pacers had another excellent regular season, starting with a 9-0 record, but they lost again to the Miami Heat in the playoffs. George was named to the All-Defensive First Team and All-NBA Third Team. In the summer of 2014, George suffered a horrific leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage. It was thought he would miss all of the 2014-2015 season, but he was able to play games for the Pacers in April 2015. The following season, George recaptured his pre-injury form, making the All-Star team and All-NBA Third Team. 

During the 2016-17 season, it was public knowledge that George wished to leave the Indiana Pacers. Since he had only one more year under contract and he was known to prefer a move to the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a gamble for Oklahoma City to trade for him. However, George’s first season with the Thunder was a success, with several 30+ point performances in the regular season and the playoffs. He chose to resign with the Thunder in the summer of 2018. The next season he played even better on both ends of the floor despite injuries in the second half of the year, and he finished third in MVP voting.

In 2019, when Kawhi Leonard was pushing the Clippers to acquire a second star before he signed for them, the Thunder received a huge trade package from the Clippers for George. George played 42 games for the Clippers, averaging 21 points per game, before the season was suspended.

Paul George Net Worth, Salary,Endorsements & Career Earnings

Paul George's career earnings through the 2018-2019 season is $111M. He is currently on a maximum contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

George is signed with Nike. His first signature shoe was released in 2017, and he was also on the cover of NBA 2K17.

Paul George signed a four-Year, $143 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018.

Paul George Personal Life

Paul George was born in Palmdale, California, to Paul and Paulette George. His two older sisters, Teiosha and Portala, were both NCAA athletes. He has two children, named Olivia and Natasha, with girlfriend Daniela Rajic.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
6 x NBA All-Star
2013, 2014, 2016-2019
1 x All-NBA First Team
2019
4 x All-NBA Third Team
2013, 2014, 2016, 2018
2 x NBA All-Defensive First Team
2014, 2019
2 x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2013, 2016
1 x NBA Most Improved Player
2013
1 x NBA All-Rookie Second Team
2011
Awards and Honors by Year:
2011
NBA All-Rookie Second Team
2013
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Defensive Second Team, NBA Most Improved Player
2014
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team
2016
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Defensive Second Team
2017
NBA All-Star
2018
NBA All-Star, All-NBA Third Team
2019
NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team

Paul George Quotes

  • "The second I touched down here, I got that bit of hope feeling of bringing this team a championship and that's what made me feel the best at being here”
  • “I can’t say I would’ve made it to where I’m at if it wasn’t for this opportunity here and the chance I got to be Paul George here”
  • "I want every year to have a chance to compete for a championship. This league is about winning and you want that opportunity every year. Nobody wants it handed to them, you obviously wanna work for it”
  • “We love carrying our teams, we love being the alpha of our teams. It's just not realistic that you are going to be able to do it alone”

Paul George Fun Facts

  • George did not play organized basketball until his freshman year in high school
  • George changed his number from 24 to 13, potentially because of the catchier “PG-13” nickname
  • “Young Trece”, with the Spanish word for 13, was a nickname George adopted as a joke
Career stats
2021-2022
LAC
2020-2021
LAC
2019-2020
LAC
2018-2019
OKC
2017-2018
OKC
2016-2017
IND
2015-2016
IND
2014-2015
IND
2013-2014
IND
2012-2013
IND
2011-2012
IND
2010-2011
IND
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
19 35.5 42.6 32.9 89.4 7.7 5.2 0.5 1.9 25.6
2020-2021
54 33.7 46.7 41.1 86.8 6.6 5.2 0.4 1.1 23.3
2019-2020
48 29.5 43.9 41.2 87.6 5.7 3.9 0.4 1.4 21.5
2018-2019
77 36.9 43.8 38.6 83.9 8.2 4.1 0.4 2.2 28.0
2017-2018
79 36.6 43.0 40.1 82.2 5.7 3.3 0.5 2.0 21.9
2016-2017
75 35.9 46.1 39.3 89.8 6.6 3.3 0.3 1.6 23.7
2015-2016
81 34.8 41.8 37.2 86.0 7.0 4.1 0.4 1.9 23.1
2014-2015
6 15.0 36.7 40.9 72.7 3.7 1.0 0.2 0.8 8.8
2013-2014
80 36.2 42.4 36.4 86.4 6.8 3.5 0.3 1.9 21.7
2012-2013
79 37.6 41.9 36.2 80.7 7.6 4.1 0.6 1.8 17.4
2011-2012
68 29.6 44.0 38.5 79.5 5.7 2.3 0.6 1.6 12.2
2010-2011
35 18.6 45.6 29.2 83.3 3.3 1.1 0.4 0.9 8.0
Recent Games
Fri 11/26
Tue 11/23
Sun 11/21
Fri 11/19
Thu 11/18
Tue 11/16
Sun 11/14
Sat 11/13
Thu 11/11
Tue 11/9
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Fri 11/26
W 96-107
32 12 0 5 5 4 3 1 2
Tue 11/23
L 112-104
48 26 0 9 9 6 0 1 3
Sun 11/21
W 91-97
37 29 0 4 4 6 1 0 6
Fri 11/19
L 81-94
34 19 0 7 7 6 1 0 1
Thu 11/18
L 108-120
31 23 1 4 5 6 0 1 1
Tue 11/16
W 92-106
33 34 0 9 9 4 2 0 6
Sun 11/14
L 100-90
41 27 1 10 11 4 1 1 3
Sat 11/13
W 102-129
26 23 1 8 9 4 0 0 4
Thu 11/11
W 109-112
38 27 2 2 4 5 3 0 3
Tue 11/9
W 109-117
32 24 1 8 9 7 1 0 3