Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said he expects Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to stay with the franchise long term.
Leonard and George can opt out of their contracts for the 2021-22 season as they both hold player options, but Lue expressed confidence that they will stay. “I think Kawhi and PG are here to stay for a long time,” he said. “I think in their situation and where they want to be, it’s here with the Clippers. We just have to make it a great environment and we have to win.” That last part about winning is the key here, because the Clippers are looking at another championship-or-bust season after mortgaging their future picks and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for George. Locker room and chemistry issues have been a widely reported problem for the team, so it will be fascinating to see how they tweak their roster around Leonard and George. Oct 26 12:42 pm (EST)
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