While they have had a couple hiccups along the way, the Clippers are still one of the best teams in the West and the whole league. They’re currently third in the West with a record of 18-8 behind only the Lakers (20-6) and the Utah Jazz (20-5). Los Angeles has one of the deepest benches around, but it also helps to have to possible MVP candidates leading the way.
Speaking of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the two LA stars are currently still among the top 5 for the West in the front court All-Star voting. Leonard sits in third with 2,462,621 votes and could be named a starter if he stays where he is. George on the other hand is in fifth with 1,024,233 votes. George may be too far behind to eventually be named a starter, but he could still easily be named to the Western Conference All-Star team.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George remain in the West’s top 5 frontcourt in NBA All-Star voting. The league just announced its latest returns: pic.twitter.com/rvwgtNvxRk
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) February 11, 2021
It shouldn’t be much a surprise that the duo are among the leading vote getters at their positions. Kawhi has averaged 26.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.1 assists while knocking down a remarkable 40.2% of his shots from beyond the arc in 22 games. George who is trying to prove his worth after a poor playoff performance is averaging 24.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and a ridiculous 3-point field goal percentage of 47.8 this season. While he may not be able to sustain that kind of 3-point production, it’s played a big role in the Clippers’ success early on.
If these two continue to play like the All-Stars they are even into the postseason, then there is a chance the Clippers can finally rid themselves of their playoff demons.