Paul George in Philadelphia, it’s done… and it’s expensive!

Paul George in Philadelphia, it’s done… and it’s expensive!
Paul George in Philadelphia, it’s done… and it’s expensive!

Things didn’t drag on! Just hours after announcing his departure from the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George got into gear and found the shoe on his foot. And, it must be said, this is not a cheap shoe… According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 34-year-old All-Star winger will join the Philadelphia Sixers for 4 years and… 212 millions of dollars !

The length of the contract and the price are shocking, but it is clearly what had to be put on the table to convince Paul George to sign in Pennsylvania for a new adventure on the East Coast. We understand a little better that the Los Angeles Clippers had a hard time reaching an agreement with “PG13”, to whom they were not willing to offer such an amount and for such a duration.

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A squad in LA to convince him

The contract includes a player option, negotiated during discussions held this weekend, with the Sixers’ staff: owner Josh Harris, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, GM Elton Brand, ambassador Julius Erving and Pete Dinwiddie, a member of the Philly front office that Paul George worked with with the Pacers. All these people went to Los Angeles to convince the Californian to join forces with those of Joel Embiid in order to attempt a run for the title.

Paul George will have his fourth experience in the NBA after adventures with the Indiana Pacers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers. Philadelphia clearly shows Joel Embiid that there is the intention to remain very competitive to encourage him not to want to look elsewhere if the grass is greener…

The Sixers’ recruitment is almost complete, since they have also signed several complementary and quality players in recent hours: Kelly Oubre Jr, who extended his contract, Andre Drummond and Eric Gordon.

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