Clippers to introduce Kawhi Leonard, Paul George on July 24th
The #Clippers will host a press conference to officially welcome both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on Wednesday, July 24th at 12pm. Governor Steve Ballmer, President Lawrence Frank, and Head Coach Doc Rivers will also be in attendance and speak.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) July 18, 2019
The two forwards are possibly the biggest acquisitions in Clippers history.
Leonard comes to the team fresh off a season in which he won both his second ring and second championship. He led the Toronto Raptors to a six-game victory over the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, averaging an insane 30.5 points per game en route to hoisting the “Larry O.B.”
George had far less team success than Leonard last season, but he still put up MVP-like numbers. The ultimate three-and-D player averaged 28 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.2 steals while shooting 39 percent from downtown. He finished third in MVP voting. Unfortunately for George, his team was taken apart by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round after some heroics from Damian Lillard.
Now, these two stars have teamed up in Los Angeles. They make a formidable pairing, possibly the most well-rounded duo that the NBA has seen in some time. Both players are capable of locking up the opponents best player on the defensive end while simultaneously carrying the offensive load on the other end.
Clipper nation is in for a treat this season and will get to see two of the leagues’ best players play 41 home games in the STAPLES Center while competing to win it all.