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Paul George Reacts to New Clippers Starting Lineup

LA Clippers star Paul George is happy for Terance Mann
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Amid daily James Harden trade rumors, the LA Clippers placed the Philadelphia 76ers' top trade target in their starting lineup. Clippers head coach Ty Lue announced earlier this week that Terance Mann had earned the 5th starter spot next to Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Ivica Zubac.

When asked about this move on Saturday, star forward Paul George told reporters, "It's great that Terance is rewarded for being a professional, for being mature at his age. Coming in, doing what he's supposed to do, having the work ethic, being coachable, just being a sponge under so many people that he's played with. Now it's preparation meeting the opportunity. Now it's his time to be put in that lineup. He deserves it, he worked his butt off for it. I think that's what you - from an organizational standpoint, it's something the other guys can look towards."

Excited for Mann, George is looking forward to what the versatile guard can do in this new opportunity. The Clippers have decided to make Mann untouchable in any deal for James Harden, which shows the faith they have in him as an organization. This sentiment was echoed even further by Lue, who not only said the Clippers value Mann, but proved that statement by placing him in the starting lineup alongside the team's most established veterans and stars.

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