The Clippers star’s absence will end soon.
Paul George plans to make his season debut on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Clippers (7-3) have been impressing without George. When he returns, they’ll have an opportunity to surge to an even higher level.
It’s unclear when we’ll see the highly anticipated Kawhi Leonard-George duo, though. The Clippers have a back-to-back in Houston on Wednesday and in New Orleans on Thursday. At last update, Leonard wasn’t healthy enough to play back-to-backs.
The Clippers-Rockets game is nationally televised, so – based on NBA guidelines – Leonard should play in that one. But the league also allowed the Clippers to sit Leonard during the nationally televised leg of a back-to-back earlier this season. So, who knows?
If not Thursday, Leonard and George could debut together against the Hawks on Saturday.