After getting positive update from Clippers’ HC, Paul George offers surprising prediction for NBA Rookie of the Year winner

The new NBA season is around the corner and while some fans are excited to see the new signings perform at their new teams some are waiting for the return of injured stars like Paul George. The Los Angeles Clippers star suffered an injury back in March of 2023 and hasn’t seen play since. This season he is expected to make a comeback to the Clippers side as he was a key player.

Paul also recently shared his choice of who he thinks would grab the Rookie of the Year award this season. George’s opinion sways away from the usual choice everybody else is considering. The two-time Olympic Gold medalist and an eight-time NBA All-Star have made people debate over the internet because of his choice.

Tyronn Lue expects Paul George to be fully ready for training camp

Tyronn Lue, the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers gave an update about the injured players in his squad a while back. Earlier this month the head coach informed the fans about the conditions of injured players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. He gave a positive remark saying that the two stars are ready and healthy for the training camp.

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In a recent tweet from SiriusXM NBA, Fans confirmed that Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are expected to play this season. The head coach also gave out a statement saying, “When those guys play, We’re an amazing team”, indicating the importance of Kawhi and George. The Clippers will be hoping to have some good luck this season as every season some star of theirs gets injured resulting in a poor performance by the team.

Paul George’s unconventional pick for NBA Rookie of the Year

In a recent episode of Podcast P, Paul George can be seen expressing his opinion on who thinks would win the Rookie of the Year award. The Rookie of the Year award is given to the top Rookie or newcomer in the NBA. Last season the award was grabbed by Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors.

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The favorite for the Rookie of the Year award is Victor Wembanyama as people expect the top draft pick to prove himself in his upcoming rookie season. Paul George on the other hand chose Chet Holmgren to be his favourite to win the ROTY award this time. Holmgren rookie year would have been the 2022-23 season but a Lisfranc injury ruled him out of play. That makes this upcoming season his rookie season and Paul George emphasized this.

He said during the podcast, “I know Chet didn’t play much due to the injury his rookie year. But being in the league, seeing the game up close for a year, it’s going to give him that much more of a head start.” The Clippers star focused on how much the rookie must have observed the game in his first year on the bench and it would give him a good advantage over all the other rookies.

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