Clippers’ Paul George says his shoulders ‘feel great again’ after time off

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers
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The Los Angeles Clippers will look to contend for a championship when the NBA season resumes at Disney World. A key influencing factor in those efforts will be the contributions Paul George can manage to provide them.

Many have pointed to the time off due to Covid-19 as something that could cause rust in players. For George, he appears to be one of the players that may have actually benefited the most since he was dealing with shoulder tightness before the season was suspended.

During a conference call with reporters on Friday, George expressed he now feels great after having time off to rest his shoulders. He battled stiffness throughout the season before even taking the court.

“The whole season, all the way up until maybe a month or two ago, I had to always do shoulder rehab stuff, warming the shoulder up,” George said. “Just so much went into stuff I had to do before I actually took a foot on the floor. Now I feel great again.”

It will be fascinating to see how close the Clippers come to winning the NBA finals in Orlando. They appear to have one of the most well-equipped teams in contention with Kawhi Leonard and George setting the tone. The team’s depth from the top down is impressive, too.

If the Clippers are to win it all in Orlando, Paul George’s health will play a key role. He has struggled to finish his recent playoff runs healthy and the odd circumstances of this year’s playoffs will be by far his best chance of bucking that trend.


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