Paul George is aching to get back into action, but it appears he needs to be more patient. Since being traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Los Angeles Clippers, the 29-year-old has yet to suit up for his new team. The six-time NBA All-Star admits that he is tired of rehabbing but is aware that it is for his good.

George underwent two minor procedures for his shoulders, forcing him to miss the NBA preseason. The 10th overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft was present during Clippers' practice, a good sign of things to come. However, it seems his presence was meant to get him into the groove of things. Being out for so long and joining a new team, the 6-foot-8 forward is aware that he needs to work on plenty of things.

“From a health standpoint, I feel great. But I think with rhythm especially, with where these guys are at right now in their season, they’re flowing right now, so I just want to come in with an easy transition,” said George in a report from The Los Angeles Times.

Looking at the Clippers right now, they sport a 6-3 record and are within striking distance of the leaders in the Western Conference. The Lakers lead the pack with a 7-1 record. The Clips are half a game behind the Denver Nuggets and tied with the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks.

The Clippers have four games scheduled this week. That includes the Toronto Raptors on Monday and then the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. A healthy Paul George would have been welcome. However, head coach Doc Rivers knows that it would be premature to expect the 2013 NBA Most Improved Player back this early. Besides, it appears the rest of the Clips are holding up well for now.

Kawhi Leonard is at the helm and has been getting ample support from his teammates. A Paul George return was previously speculated by November. However, that is subject to change depending on his rehab. Even if he is ready, George is expected to need some time to get his rhythm back, Yahoo Sports reported.

The Clippers test the defending NBA champion Raptors on Nov. 11 at home. Tip-off happens at 10:30 p.m. EST with the Clips pegged as favorites to prevail.