It’s been a continual issue for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Paul George’s injuries and the fact that the team won’t play Kawhi Leonard on both ends of back-to-backs.
That will once again be the case Wednesday against the 10-34 Atlanta Hawks. Both George and Leonard are going to sit this one out.
George is dealing with a hamstring injury that has cost him each of the past six games. Remember, the big-time off-season acquisition missed the first 11 games of the season with a shoulder injury.
As it relates to Leonard, he played in Tuesday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks. As noted above, load management has been the name of the game for the reigning NBA Finals MVP this season.
Combined, George and Leonard have missed 28 games this season. The two are averaging a combined 50.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 3.5 steals per game.