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Paul George playing like the MVP, claims Marcus Morris

Paul George, Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

After all the flak he received for his uninspired performance in last year’s playoffs, Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George is actually having a terrific bounce-back season so far in 2020-21.

The 6-time All-Star is playing like his old self again and should be an early frontrunner for the MVP award according to his teammate Marcus Morris.

Per ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly:

“I feel like our energy is way better this season. Guys are buying in, guys are enjoying playing the game. Obviously, there’s been a lot of talk about PG… I’m excited to see how far he can take it. He’s definitely playing MVP basketball.”

Paul George and the Clippers made quick work of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, 129-96, at Staples Center. The 30-year-old two-way star once again led the way with 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal, while shooting 7-for-11 from the field and 2-for-5 from deep.

PG13 has been lights out shooting the ball in LA’s 13 games. He is making 51 percent of his attempts from deep so far and norming 24.8 points. 4.1 rebounds, and 1.2 dimes. Georges’ re-discovered accuracy is a big reason for the Clippers’ 10-4 start, which is good for second place in the West behind the Lakers.

While George would likely not stay this hot for the rest of the season, it’s nice to see him get back to the elite level of play we’re all accustomed to seeing out of him. Marcus Morris certainly appreciates the work George has put in over the past few games. Morris also had a fine outing against Indy, equalling George’s output of 20 markers.

If Paul George continues to play like this, we all might have to retire that “Pandemic P” nickname very soon.