Is Paul George playing tonight? Latest injury update for Knicks vs Clippers Dec. 16

New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George
New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George / Rich Schultz/GettyImages

The New York Knicks' road trip out West won't get any easier, as after taking on the Suns in Phoenix on Friday, the Knicks' next test comes in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Saturday.

New York beat Los Angeles in James Harden's debut earlier this season, but since then, the Clippers have been on a tear, winning six straight games. Paul George played in five of those wins and scored in double-digits in all but one game (the one he left early due to injury). On the season, PG is averaging 22.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, shooting 44.5% from the field and 38.5% from three.

George is a player the Knicks inquired about over the offseason, but New York ultimately backed out of those trade talks. He didn't sign an extension this past summer and has a $48.8 million player option for 2024-25.

Whether LA has George or not, the Clippers will still have the rest advantage over the Knicks.

Paul George's status for tonight's game vs. Knicks

Paul George (groin) is listed as questionable. He sat out for the Clippers' win over the Warriors on Thursday, his first missed game of the season.

UDPATE: Paul George is available.

Kawhi Leonard's status for tonight's game vs. Knicks

Kawhi Leonard isn't listed on Los Angeles' injury report.

Projected starting lineups tonight

New York: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Jericho Sims

Los Angeles: James Harden, Terance Mann, Paul George (if he plays), Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac

Knicks injury report

Josh Hart (knee) is probable. Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is out.

UPDATE: Josh Hart is available.

Clippers injury report

Paul George (groin) and Bones Hyland (knee) are questionable. Mason Plumlee (knee) and Moussa Diabate (hip) are out.

UPDATE: Paul George is available. Bones Hyland is out.

New York's next five opponents

The Knicks will stay in Los Angeles for one more game before returning to New York.

Dec. 18 at Lakers

Dec. 20 at Brooklyn

Dec. 23 vs. Milwaukee

Dec. 25 vs. Milwaukee

Dec. 27 at Oklahoma City