Will we see the Clippers duo make a splash this year?
In 2019, the Clippers made an incredible move. Acquiring two of the league’s best offensive and defensive forwards in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard at the same time, the 텍사스홀덤 Clippers were instantly touted as the No. 0 team to win the title.
But when the lid was lifted, the duo fell short of expectations. They reached the playoffs in their first season together, but were eliminated in the second round after failing to capitalize on a 3-1 series lead against Denver.
From there, it was a battle with injuries. Kawhi Leonard was already in no shape to play a full regular-season schedule, and Paul George was constantly battling injuries, big and small. The duo had more days when they were healthy than when they weren’t, and the Clippers gradually slipped away from the championship. Last season, their injuries also cost the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.
However, the George and Leonard combo is still an enticing and potent combination, barring injury. The Clippers are also rekindling their hopes. Their performances in workouts are raising expectations for the team. George, in particular, has been showing a lot of energy in workouts, which is making everyone around the organization smile.
Both players are now approaching their mid-30s. That means their chances of winning a championship are limited. It remains to be seen if the Clippers’ one-two punch will look different this season.