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Morning links: Why Paul George might miss an early season game against the Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George attends the NBA basketball team’s media day in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
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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.

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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.