Lue added that George is feeling better, but he’s not sure if the seven-time All-Star Game will return before the end of the season.
George initially sprained his elbow in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 6, but held just five races before returning for two games. The Clippers announced at Christmas that George had torn the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow and was expected to miss at least three to four weeks. But he hasn’t played since Dec. 22, so his absence stretched for more than nine weeks.
This season, George is averaging 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and two steals in 26 games. However, his clip at 32.3% of the depth is the lowest score in his career since his initial campaign with the Indiana Pacers.
Clippers are also engaged Kauhi LeonardProlonged absence after he tore his right knee PKS in the 2021 postseason. Lue said earlier this month Leonard “probably won’t be back” until the end of the 2021-22 season.