Clippers Put Kibosh on Trade to Send Paul George to Warriors

Steph Curry and Paul George. The Golden State Warriors thought they had everything in place...a max extension to offer George and his agreement to go there. But the Los Angeles Clippers said, ‘Not on our watch’, and refused to swing a deal to send their impending unrestricted free agent to the Warriors. 

“The Warriors had agreed to give George a max, four-year extension upon arrival. They believed they had proposed several variations of a trade that the Clippers could and would accept," according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. 

"Stephen Curry and Draymond Green were 100 percent on board. George gave strong indications he wanted to join the Warriors. But the Clippers never agreed to any version of a trade, and now George is a free agent and essentially beyond the Warriors’ reach.”  

PG has, in fact, declined his player option of $48M, and is set to negotiate with three teams today, per sources, the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and the Clippers. But it's hard to imagine what the relationship is like with the Clips after they refused his attempt to get to Golden State. 

George would have been a massive get for the Warriors, who are about to lose Klay Thompson as Curry's running mate, as he hits free agency today. 

George has been with the Clippers since 2019, but his teaming up with Kawhi Leonard, which was thought to be enough to land the team its first championship, simply hasn't panned out the past five years, as both players have faced numerous injury problems and missed large swaths of games.

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