KEY POINTS

  • Paul George's new Clippers deal will pay him $225 million for 5 years
  • He has a player option in 2024
  • The Clippers lost to the Nuggets in Western Conference semifinals 

Paul George’s net worth now stands at $90 million. He has committed his future with the Los Angeles Clippers after inking a max extension.

The deal is reportedly worth at least $176 million in four years. The total value could reach up to $226 million in five years. As explained by George’s agent Aaron Mintz in a tweet by reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the 6-time NBA All Star is set to make $35 million this season. But under the new deal, he will rake in more than $40 million from 2022 to 2024, culminating in $48 million in 2024-2025 season.

The new contract will put to rest the rumors surrounding his future. George has publicly stated he wants to retire as a Clipper and apparently the management trusted him on that. Now that he is locked in for a considerable future, it will help the Clippers management to convince Kawhi Leonard to stay and sign an extension. Leonard’s contract will be up by 2021 and he could walk away or decide to stay, per NBC Sports

Kawhi Leonard Paul George Clippers Kawhi Leonard speaks during his introductory news conference with Paul George at Green Meadows Recreation Center on July 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

PG13 is entering his 11th year in the NBA. He will be 34 years old once the extension expires in 2024 where he can exercise a player option, a report from Spotrac revealed. This means, barring any major injury, the Palmdale, California native will spend his peak playing for Los Angeles. He suited up for the Indiana Pacers for seven years and teamed up with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City Thunder for two seasons before pairing up with Leonard in Los Angeles.

A lot of fans were disappointed with the team after they crashed out of the playoffs, losing a 3-1 advantage to the Denver Nuggets. Experts picked them as a finals contender and even see them as winning the title, but the Clippers still need a lot to improve on. They fired coach Doc Rivers in the offseason and signed former Leonard teammate Serge Ibaka to replace Montrezl Harrell who signed up with the L.A. Lakers. 

On the personal side, George owns several real estate assets. He acquired a $7.4 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California in 2016, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2020, he puts the mansion for sale for about $10 million. Moreover, George acquired the house of NBA player DeAndre Jordan for $16 million.

It remains to be seen if George will live up to his massive contract or he will become another overpaid superstar. The championship window for the Clippers is closing soon, PG13 and Leonard must all do what they can to lead the franchise to new heights.