One month from today, the Utah Jazz will host the Los Angeles Clippers in an early season matchup of likely Western Conference contenders.
Will Paul George, an offseason acquisition for Los Angeles, be suiting up for the Clippers that night?
The All-Star suggested he may not be, as he recovers from surgeries he had on both shoulders.
“I will be out of the preseason,” George told ESPN Sunday. “As of now, I’ll be out of October fully, but who knows? We’ll see. In the November range is our target date.”
While fellow superstars Kawhi Leonard is healthy and ready to go for the Clippers, if the November timeline holds true, George would miss six October games, including games against the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, in addition to the Jazz.
Utah opens up the preseason this Saturday against the Adelaide 36ers of Australia and begins the regular season Oct. 23 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Both games will be played at Vivint Arena.
- Pac-12 Network’s Yogi Roth calls Utah’s Tyler Huntley the “most underrated QB in nation”
- Pro Football Focus gave high marks to Utah linebacker Francis Bernard and BYU wide receiver Aleva Hifo for their week 5 efforts
- Toledo’s 28-21 win over BYU on Saturday was the first time since 1971 that the Rockets won a game by seven or more points after trailing by at least seven points going into the fourth quarter, according to Elias Sports Bureau
And finally ...
Former Utah safety Eric Weddle had a special family moment during the Los Angeles Rams’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, as his son spent time with dad on the field. Weddle showed pictures of the unique Father-Son experience.
Know the outcome wasn't what we wanted, but I will remember this day with my son for the rest of my life. 13 yrs in and get to share it with him is pretty special. Having him on the field with my teammates and playing before our game is 1 of a kind. Love u BUBBAS aka 12-GAIGE. pic.twitter.com/06lVTNgW0Q— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) September 30, 2019