3. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on-the-court together
The most exciting part of the Clippers has to be the prospect of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George healthy for a playoff run. Kawhi was having another impressive year, matching his career-high of 26.9 ppg along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 51 games. While Kawhi has been mostly healthy this year, the phrase “load management” continually entered the picture.
George has only seen 42 games of action and is yet to look his best, despite another year of productive numbers. Last year, he put up MVP-like numbers, 28 points, 8 rebounds and over 2 steals a game. With months of rest, we may see something akin to that over the coming weeks.
Lingering injuries and load managment will be put to bed in Orlando, enabling us to watch Kawhi and PG together in their fullest form. Get your popcorn out, because LAC will look better than ever if that stays true.