1. Paul George
The LA Clippers are another team at a crossroads. When Kawhi Leonard and Paul George teamed up in the summer of 2019, the franchise was supposed to be an annual title contender and one of the most feared teams in the league. They made it to the conference finals in 2021, but have been mostly disappointing and not in the lineup.
George is averaging just 47.2 games over the last four seasons and has had injuries at the worst times. He missed the Play-In Tournament in 2022 and the playoffs last season. The Clippers can extend Kawhi and PG as they enter the final year before their player options, but do they want to?
Karl-Anthony Towns is no stranger to missed games but is five years younger. LA desperately needs some youth to freshen their roster. Could they gamble on KAT as the Wolves take a chance on Paul George staying healthy? Both are elite when on the floor and could be strong fits in new cities. If PG13 is on the floor, no team would want to face Minnesota in the playoffs.
Do the Minnesota Timberwolves trade KAT before February’s deadline? It would take a massive offer that can help them contend right away. It will be hard to find, but stay tuned to see how it all shakes out.