Clippers Starting Lineup With Kawhi Leonard & Paul George: Season Props For Both Superstars

Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:39 PM UTC

Saturday, Jul. 6, 2019 5:39 PM UTC

Kawhi Leonard agreed to a three-year, $103 million deal to join the Clippers, who also acquired Paul George in a trade with the Thunder, forming possibly the most talented duo in the NBA

<p><a href="" target="_blank">The Clippers</a> (+300 favorites to win the NBA Championship at BetOnline) just became the best team, not just in Los Angeles but in the entire league. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined to average 54.6 points, 15.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 5.7 3-pointers and 4.0 steals last season and they're bringing back most of their core, which won 48 games and pushed a Warriors team with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to six games in the first round of the playoffs.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Kawhi pullin up to Staples &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Jake | Sports Design (@jakepablomedia) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;July 6, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>While the Clippers have a much more rounded out roster than teams like <a href="" target="_blank">the Lakers</a>, they still have needs to fill. Montrezl Harrell can be a starting power forward or center but frontcourt depth would help and Harrell was formidable off the bench.</p><p>George can be the starting power forward (like when the Thunder had Carmelo Anthony at the three) and Leonard can play at small forward, giving Landry Shamet a starting role as shooting guard but they could pursue JaMychal Green, who shined in 24 games with them last season.</p><p><strong>Clippers Roster With Kawhi Leonard &amp; Paul George</strong></p><p>*Notates expected starter</p><p>C: Montrezl Harrell*, Ivica Zubac, Mfiondu Kabengele<br />PF: Maurice Harkless*<br />SF: Paul George*, Terance Mann<br />SG: Kawhi Leonard*, Landry Shamet, Jerome Robinson, Rodney McGruder<br />PG: Patrick Beverley*, Lou Williams</p><p>Leonard (plus-5.0 Box Plus/Minus) averaged career-highs of 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds with 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.4 blocks in 34.0 minutes over 60 games in the regular season while George (plus-5.5 Box Plus/Minus) ranked second in the league with a career-high 28.0 points and he also averaged personal bests with 8.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and an NBA-best 2.2 steals in 36.9 minutes over 77 games.</p><p>It may take some time for Leonard and George to gel together and although their scoring averages from last season might decrease because the Clippers have many players who can put the ball in the basket, their points and rebounds per game should still go Over the total set by BetOnline. As for their assists per game, Leonard will likely have more ball-handling duties than George so I would lean on Leonard averaging Over 3 assists per game while George averages Under 3.5 assists per game.</p><p><strong><u>Kawhi Leonard Points Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BetOnline</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Over 24.5 points per game -115</p><p>Under 24.5 points per game -115</p><p><strong><u>Kawhi Leonard Rebounds Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season</u></strong></p><p>Over 6.5 rebounds per game -115</p><p>Under 6.5 rebounds per game -115</p><p><strong><u>Kawhi Leonard Assists Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season</u></strong></p><p>Over 3 assists per game -115</p><p>Under 3 assists per game -115</p><p><strong><u>Paul George Points Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season</u></strong></p><p>Over 22.5 points per game -115</p><p>Under 22.5 points per game -115</p><p><strong><u>Paul George Rebounds Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season</u></strong></p><p>Over 6.5 rebounds per game -115</p><p>Under 6.5 rebounds per game -115</p><p><strong><u>Paul George Assists Per Game 2019-20 Regular Season</u></strong></p><p>Over 3.5 assists per game +100</p><p>Under 3.5 assists per game -130</p><p><strong><u>Los Angeles Clippers 2019-20 Regular Season Wins</u></strong></p><p>Over 54.5 Wins +100</p><p>Under 54.5 Wins -130</p>
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