The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Wednesday that All-Star forward, Paul George, could make his season debut next week, according to Frank Isola of The Athletic via Twitter.
Without George, the Clippers have gotten off to a solid start with a 5-2 record and have already established themselves as a strong contender in the West. If George makes his return to the court next week, his first game could come against his former teammate Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets (Wednesday), or the young and exciting New Orleans Pelicans (Thursday).
George has been sidelined to start the season following shoulder surgeries in the offseason. Before losing to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the postseason, last season George averaged a career-high 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This past offseason, the Clippers acquired George in a trade with the Thunder for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks and the rights to swap two other first-round picks.