Following a pair of concerning showings against the Grizzlies and Knicks, there was a sense of panic starting to stir for the Los Angeles Clippers. Montrezl Harrell pretty much confirmed it when he pointed out that there may be a problem within the inner dynamics of the team.
True or not, L.A. superstar Paul George denied everything.
“We’re shaping up well… We’re going through this experience w/ a full-on team mindset… [The locker room] isn’t an issue at all. It’s coming from a guy who wants to win & it’s coming from a good place,” he said, per Ben Golliver of Washington Post.
It may be too early for the Clippers to hit the panic button. With more than half the season left to go, they sit 4th in the West with a 26-12 record. George, Kawhi, and countless others on the roster have missed multiple games with injury. The team is barely practicing.
Given that information, it's clear that the Clippers aren't really close to matching their true potential. Hopefully, we'll find out what that looks like come spring.