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Paul George to miss at least the next two games [UPDATE]

Clippers F aggravated hamstring injury in practice Wednesday, which is why he’s sidelined.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George directs teammates against the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 8:57 p.m. — George aggravated his hamstring injury during practice Wednesday.

UPDATE: Jan. 9, 8:19 p.m. — PG-13 will not play Friday vs. the Golden State Warriors.

So with PG out, Kawhi is looking like a good GPP play for Friday’s slate. We should see Patrick Patterson start in place of George again as well.

UPDATE: Jan. 5, 3:12 p.m. — Here’s who will start for the Clippers vs. the Knicks.

UPDATE: Jan. 5, 1:52 p.m. — George and Beverley will both play vs. the Knicks.

With Beverley back, Derrick Walton Jr. won’t be in the starting lineup. Rivers likes to start Patrick Patterson in the front court, so we could see a lineup of Beverley, Landry Shamet, George, Patterson and Ivica Zubac to start vs. New York. Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams are still strong plays off the bench.

UPDATE, Jan. 5, 1:18 p.m. — George is being listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the New York Knicks. Patrick Beverley is also questionable, while Kawhi Leonard (rest; knee) has already been ruled out.

UPDATE, Jan. 4, 3:11 p.m. — Derrick Walton Jr. will start in place of George this afternoon vs. Memphis.

UPDATE, Jan. 4, 1:52 p.m. — George has been ruled out for Saturday’s game vs. the Grizzlies.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers did hint that George could return to the lineup Sunday against the New York Knicks. With PG out vs. Memphis, Kawhi Leonard is an elite GPP play on DraftKings on the early slate at $10,100. Lou Williams ($7,700) should also see more usage as well as Montrezl Harrell ($6,900).

UPDATE: George is listed as doubtful for Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

So with George doubtful to play, we can expect Kawhi Leonard to be a very trendy DFS option on Saturday’s slate. The Grizzlies are an inferior team, but without George maybe they can keep this one close. If it isn’t close, chances are it’s because of Kawhi. I also don’t mind rolling with Moe Harkless or Lou Williams in this spot. Patrick Beverley is likely out again and the Clippers are down two ball-handlers.

UPDATE: Paul George will not return to Thursday’s game vs. the Pistons.

Like the tweet says, the Clips don’t really need PG-13 up so huge, so they’re better served being cautious here. We’ll see what George’s status is moving forward. Chances are he may be questionable to play next game and could sit out for some extra rest. Kawhi takes the reins of the team with no PG on the court.

Los Angeles Clippers F Paul George is questionable to return to Thursday night’s game vs. the Detroit Pistons due to hamstring tightness.

George had 12 points with three rebounds and three assists before exiting due to the injury. The Clippers are leading in the third quarter, but that game is still within reach for Detroit, so there’s a chance George may come back. Still, you’d think the Clippers would be cautious with their All-Star forward.

Kawhi Leonard has 16 points, five rebounds and five assists and will have to take control the rest of the game. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell should be asked to do more on offense as well. The Clips are already thin at guard with Patrick Beverley sidelined, so if this ends up holding George out for a game, that would be less than ideal.