Paul George to sign with 76ers

The former Bulldog will play for his fourth NBA team.

Former Fresno State star Paul George has reached an agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers, signing a four-year, $212 million free-agent contract. 

George’s deal was reported by ESPN early Monday morning. 


The big picture: With this move, George will join 2023 NBA MVP Joel Embiid and All-Star guard Tyrese Maxey, creating a formidable trio for the 76ers.

  • Paul George’s decision to join the 76ers comes after declining a player option in his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a five-year tenure with the team during which he consistently maintained an average of at least 21.5 points per season.
  • Throughout his 14-year career, George has achieved an average of 20.8 points while playing for the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Clippers.

Driving the news: This significant addition to the Sixers holds promise for a team that has been striving to enhance its performance, particularly around star player Joel Embiid. 

  • The team has made strategic moves in anticipation of this opportunity, including the expected addition of center Andre Drummond.
  • Despite George’s impressive track record and talent, his injury history raises some concern for the 76ers. While he played 76 games in the past season, it marked the first time since 2018-19 that he played more than 56 games, a factor that the team will need to consider as they aim to build a competitive roster for the coming season.
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