The Los Angeles Clippers have almost become the forgotten men in the NBA at the moment. They made it to the play-in tournament last season despite losing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for most of the season. With both players ready to return next season and PG already working out, they are among the favorites for the NBA title, and their roster and Head Coach are as good as their superstars.
And while most of the focus is on Kawhi Leonard's return, Paul George is another whose influence cannot be overstated. PG may not be the Top 10 player he once was during his Pacers days, but he remains one of the best two-way players in the league. But he has received the highest praise from NBA champion Andre Iguodala, who has said he's the second most talented player in the league on the Point Forward podcast.
"I'm still a fan of Paul George. Paul George, the second most talented player in the league to me. He got it all. I think that would be a good matchup. Battle of LA must-see TV as well."
Talented is a good way to put it because surely even Paul George wouldn't call himself the second-best player in the league at the moment. His ability on the offensive end to play explosive basketball and score from all three levels makes him an elite threat. And his quickness and tenacity on defense mean that he can lock down just about any player that comes at him.
Time is running out on George and Leonard if they want to win a few titles with the Clippers. Both have struggled with injuries and aren't getting any younger, so next season will be a crucial time for them. If PG13 can step up and play anywhere close to his potential though, it is hard to see who will be able to stop the Clippers.