Clippers star Paul George reacts to Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Jackson signings
After four very quiet days on the free agency front, a slew of reports came in surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers. Both Kawhi Leonard and Reggie Jackson, who had been expected to re-sign with LA, reportedly agreed to deals to run it back with the Clippers after they, alongside Paul George, took them to their first-ever Western Conference Finals.
Shortly after the free agency agreements were announced, George and Patrick Beverley took to Instagram to express how they really feel:
Paul George on Reggie Jackson: pic.twitter.com/MqzzbXTCQA
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) August 6, 2021
man this paul george post got me hyped lol in 2 years they got the clippers the furthest they ever been man. keep building pic.twitter.com/Cbru1Lgpfo
— Jamal Cristopher (@JamCristopher) August 6, 2021
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 6, 2021
Shortly after the Suns eliminated the Clippers in early July, George was asked about the Clippers’ impending free agents and his role in recruiting them back to Los Angeles.
“One of the commitments I made signing my contract was to show I’m here for the long run and I’m committed to this team,” George said of free agency. “Hopefully that weighs on anybody’s decision. But it’s no hard feelings. You know, these guys, they got decisions to make on their own.
“I will definitely try to. I haven’t talked to any of them. But hopefully, this is where they want to continue to play and grow and be something and do something special in the long run. I’m definitely going to try my hardest to recruit. That’s all I could do.”
"One of the commitments that I made signing was to show that I'm here for the long run. Hopefully that weighs on anybody's decision, but it's no hard feelings… Definitely will try my hardest to recruit and that's all I can do."
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) July 1, 2021
Paul George probably didn’t have to do too much recruiting with these two, and now they’ll have a chance to run it back with the Clippers in a few months. Nicolas Batum is also back in the fold on a new deal.