Paul George Undergoes Left Shoulder Procedure

Thunder forward Paul George has undergone his second surgical procedure of the offseason, according to Cliff Brunt of The Associated Press, who writes that George’s latest surgery repaired a small labrum tear in his left shoulder.

Previously, George had elective surgery on his right shoulder to repair a partial tendon tear, as we relayed last month. At the time, it was announced that this second procedure was expected, and that the All-NBA forward would likely miss at least the start of Oklahoma City’s training camp in the fall.

While George had a career year and was named a finalist for the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards, he was hampered by issues with both shoulders down the stretch.

His health problems didn’t meaningfully impact his counting stats, but his late-season shooting numbers reflected his limitations — George shot just 38.9% from the floor and 33.3% on three-pointers in his last 20 games, after posting respective marks of 45.5% and 40.5% up until that point.

George is set to enter the second year of a four-year, maximum-salary deal with the Thunder in 2019/20.

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4 thoughts on “Paul George Undergoes Left Shoulder Procedure

  1. hoosierhysteria

    He is below average shooter….without shoulder issue/excuse. Game changing shots with pacers —- “o-fer”. Look it up. After the way he tried to screw the Pacers….he can wallow in his puke. He deserves a ball hog like Russ. Out in the first round….and they have peaked!!! The Pacers are more fun to watch without him. Good riddance.

    • DynamiteAdams

      Exactly how did he try and “screw the Pacers”? He wanted to leave and told them as much.

    • yoyo137

      I pray every day that I never become this salty. Gotta let go of the negative energy in your life at some point, and I don’t mean putting it in a comment thread.

  2. Reflect

    Surprised the Thunder aren’t making more noise on the rumor mill. They could be a legit contender with some well-thought out moves. What was the point of such a huge risky trade(s) if they were just going to sit on their asses afterwards?

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