LA Clippers swingman Paul George upgraded to questionable for Jazz game

Published March 29, 2022, 7:00 AMNBA.com News Services

George's potential return would give the Clippers a welcome boost heading into a likely Play-In Tournament matchup with Minnesota.

LA Clippers swingman Paul George has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Jazz, bringing him one step closer to returning from the torn UCL in his right elbow that has sidelined him since Dec. 22.

George has missed 43 games over the ensuing three months, during which the Clippers — who have also been without fellow star Kawhi Leonard all season — have battled to remain in eighth place in the Western Conference. With only seven games remaining, the Clippers are locked into the Play-In Tournament, where George’s return could give them a welcome boost for a likely matchup with Minnesota.

George reportedly played 5-on-5 on Sunday and returned to practice Monday. Clippers coach Ty Lue told the media that George’s return would depend on how he responded to those workouts.

George, 31, was averaging 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists before his injury.