Despite Early Playoff Exit, PG and Kawhi Remain Committed to Clippers
The core of the Los Angeles Clippers is not ready to call it quits.
Despite an embarrassing playoff collapse, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George remain committed to the team and are confident that they will be able to turn things around. The heavy-favourited Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets last week, failing to advance tot he conference finals.
“We came up short,” Lou Williams said. “We did have championship expectations. We had the talent to do it. I don’t think we had the chemistry to do it and it showed.”
George, in particular, had an especially rough first playoff run with the Clippers. Struggling with his shot throughout the postseason, George has also reportedly had some clashes with teammates throughout the playoffs, including pending free agent Montrezl Harrell.
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According to numerous sources, George asked for his Clippers teammates to remain committed to the organization following their second round exit. The Athletic reported that George’s plea was met with bewilderment and eye rolling from a number of his teammates.
Remarkable how a team so heavily favoured is breaking right in front of our very eyes. An interesting offseason is surely to provide many answers heading into next season.