Paul George just finished an overwhelming season with the Los Angeles Clippers, failing to meet the expectations they had before the start of the season, suffering an embarrassing loss against the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs when they had a 3-1 lead.
PG is not a fan favorite in Los Angeles right now and he will try to change that next season, trying to take his team to the promised land alongside Kawhi Leonard and their new head coach Tyronn Lue. George knows he is under big pressure after his bad performances in the postseason for the last three years and the upcoming campaign will be crucial for him and his team. If he fails to do the job once again, it would be hard to see the Clippers trying to retain his services, but that wouldn't be the end of George in the league.
As a matter of fact, there is one team that could be looking to sign him next offseason. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat could be interested in signing George the next year, given that they've been 'admirers' of his game.
“Clippers forward Paul George: He has a $37 million player option for 2021-22 but could opt out for the security of a final long-term max deal next summer,” Jackson wrote.
“There has always been Heat admiration for his game, despite the early playoff exits with OKC and the Clippers the past three years.”
The Heat just finished a magical season, where they reached the NBA Finals, took the Lakers to six games in the series when nobody believed in them at the start of the season. It remains to be seen what team Miami will be the next offseason, but they have big plans for that summer, including the signing of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Now PG could be another start that lands in South Beach or an alternative for the Greek Freak in the case he doesn't join the team.