Paul George can stay leading the Clippers

The Clippers have a new point guard. His name is: Paul George. The latter, for two games, was responsible for raising the ball and often distributing the game of his team. This pick by Tyronn Lue comes as Reggie Jackson is out of the five spot while John Wall remains stuck in the infirmary for at least another good week.

For this natural winger, who is more focused on scoring in attack, this repositioning imposes a change of philosophy. And a new balance to be found between distribution and aggressiveness. Here’s what Tyronn Lue said to his player: ” You’re not a traditional playmaker, so you don’t have to take over and try to make the play (continued). You have to play your game too. »

Creator as always

Paul George applied the Spurs floor instructions well three days ago. Altruistic, he was content with 16 points scored (7/13 on shots), but more importantly distributed 12 balls, his record this season and a matching career record, without missing one. Note that most of his distributed passes are generated after reaching the racket. Good bindings – generally pass.

Kawhi Leonard, 36 points that night, was one of those who benefited and he appreciated it. ” It gives us another striker, he creates the game for us by coming here, and I don’t have to do that for the whole game. I can get catch-and-shoots now. I can do it too when I have the ball, we work together “, Describes” The Klaw “, with the LA Times, however accepting the work of Terance Mann, still titular.

In dealing with Chauncey Billups, Paul George, like Kawhi Leonard, was challenged to improve in terms of the Clippers’ creation. The two stars responded because they have never had as many assists as they did in Los Angeles. “PG” is on track to post a third straight season with five or more assists, an average never reached for him in a Pacers or Thunder jersey.

This does not mean, however, that a period of adaptation is not necessary. On the Mavs’ floor yesterday, he scored more (21 points on 6/11 shots) and had more trouble distributing: 4 assists for 5 turnovers.

Find the right rhythm

The flip side is sometimes it’s hard, when you don’t get two, three, four or five possessions and you get a shot, to say to yourself, ‘Okay, I’m on point.’ But then I might not shoot for two or three or four possessions and be like, ‘OK, I’ve got to touch the ball a little bit.’ Sometimes it’s hard to keep up Judge Paul George, who had no problem creating shots on Kawhi Leonard.

The latter, coincidentally or not, has only played two consecutive games of 30 points or more. First this season. So MIP 2013 is not against the idea of ​​continuing the experiment: ” If we have to play with four wingers and one big or sometimes, with a pivot on the bench and our small five, I think that’s where we have the advantage of being able to play big while still having a facilitator and an in-game. creator »

Marcus (Morris), Nico (Batum), PG, Kawhi or (Robert Covington) in this group, with Norm or Luke (Kennard) regardless, it will be a good five for us “, Tyronn Lue also remains convinced, who therefore plans to do without a pivot or a pure playmaker respectively.

Paul George Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d party Int bp CT Points
2010-11 IND 61 21 45.3 29.7 76.2 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.1 2.1 1.0 1.2 0.4 7.8
2011-12 IND 66 30 44.0 38.5 80.2 0.9 4.8 5.6 2.4 2.9 1.6 1.8 0.6 12.1
2012-13 IND 79 38 41.9 36.2 80.7 1.1 6.5 7.6 4.1 2.9 1.8 3.0 0.7 17.4
2013-14 IND 80 36 42.4 36.4 86.4 0.8 6.0 6.8 3.5 2.5 1.9 2.8 0.3 21.7
2014-15 IND 6 15 36.7 40.9 72.7 0.7 3.0 3.7 1.0 1.8 0.8 2.0 0.2 8.8
2015-16 IND 81 35 41.8 37.2 86.0 1.0 6.0 7.0 4.1 2.8 1.9 3.3 0.4 23.1
2016-17 IND 75 36 46.2 39.4 89.8 0.8 5.8 6.6 3.4 2.8 1.6 2.9 0.4 23.7
2017-18 GO ON 79 37 43.0 40.1 82.2 0.9 4.8 5.7 3.3 3.0 2.0 2.7 0.5 22.0
2018-19 GO ON 77 37 43.8 38.6 83.9 1.4 6.8 8.2 4.1 2.8 2.2 2.7 0.4 28.0
2019-20 LAKE 48 30 43.9 41.2 87.6 0.5 5.2 5.7 3.9 2.4 1.4 2.6 0.4 21.5
2020-21 LAKE 54 34 46.7 41.1 86.8 0.8 5.8 6.7 5.2 2.4 1.2 3.3 0.4 23.3
2021-22 LAKE 31 35 42.1 35.4 85.8 0.4 6.5 6.9 5.7 2.4 2.2 4.1 0.4 24.3
2022-23 LAKE 32 34 45.3 38.6 88.3 0.6 5.3 5.9 5.3 2.7 1.5 3.4 0.4 23.2
Total 769 34 43.6 38.3 84.9 0.9 5.5 6.4 3.7 2.7 1.7 2.7 0.4 20.5

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