Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in a thrilling series in the NBA bubble. If the Clippers go so far as to trade George, it could be because of that loss. In a twist of cruel irony, could he be traded to the Denver Nuggets?
Denver has its two stalwarts in Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic. Perhaps everything has a price, but if you’re Denver, it’d be extremely hard to justify trading either of those two after the respective performances they turned in during the playoffs.
Let’s work off the assumption that Murray and Jokic are untouchable, just from a logical standpoint.
What would it take to acquire George, who can elect free agency after the 2020-21 season?
Let’s take a look at three hypothetical deals that would send George to the team that eliminated him from the 2020 playoffs.