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Paul George Will Finally Return Tonight For First Time Since December

Paul George

After months of rehab and preparation, Clippers star Paul George is set to make his return to the court.

According to  ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, he is expected to play as early as tonight so long as he avoids any sort of pre-game setback.

“I’m told Paul George is gonna suit up and play tonight barring him feeling something off with his shooting elbow after practicing for the last two days. He was cleared to practice in 5-on-5 with contact, no restrictions on Sunday, and yesterday he did the same thing and he scrimmaged. He has made quite the progression over the last month. He was seen right before the All-Star break still shooting left-handed. And now, yesterday, he was in practice seen on video throwing a behind-the-back pass with his right elbow. It looks like old Paul George is almost back and we should see him tonight barring him feeling anything wrong after the last two days of practice."

"The Clippers hope to ramp up Paul George for the play-in for the remainder of the season and they might even get more reinforcements because Norman Powell has been shooting not the court with the team and I’m told they hope to have him within the next 7-10 days.”

George went down back in December with a torn ligament in his right elbow. At the time, it was widely believed he wouldn’t return to play the season.

In the meantime, the Clippers have held on. Thanks to the exceptional coaching of Tyronn Lue, and the play of guys like Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, and Terance Mann, they have managed to stay in play-in territory.

With Paul George and Norman Powell set to return, it could make them a real threat in the post-season.

All we’re waiting for now is news on Kawhi Leonard…