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Thaddeus Young says Paul George is ‘better than ever’ after gruesome leg injury

Thaddeus Young, Paul George, Bulls, Clippers

Chicago Bulls small forward Thaddeus Young says Los Angeles Clippers star small forward Paul George is “better than ever” after suffering that gruesome leg injury in the summer of 2014.

George sustained an open fracture of the tibia and fibula bones in his lower right leg. Young and George were teammates on the Indiana Pacers at the time.

George played in 81 games during the 2015-16 season and showed the world he was back. He averaged 23.1 points per game and made the All-Star team. This past season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, George was second in the NBA in scoring at 28.0 points, so Thaddeus Young is right when he says PG-13 is better than ever.

“Obviously it was a very gruesome injury, but the good thing is he’s bounced back and he’s better than ever,” Young said, via Marc Stein of The New York Times. “I would tell Myles (Turner), ‘Paul was good when he was here, but he’s really good now.’ That guy is great.”

Paul George is now on the Clippers. The superstar requested a trade from the Thunder to the Clippers this summer so he could play with Kawhi Leonard.

Both Leonard and George are from California.

George was a finalist for the 2019 MVP award. The Clippers can’t wait to see how far George and Leonard can take the franchise next season. Everyone in Los Angeles is hoping the Clippers will be the last team standing in June — well except for Laker fans.