Tyronn Lue wants to push Kawhi Leonard, Paul George to lead by example

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Tyronn Lue wants to fix the leadership issues of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George and push them to lead by example.

Lue, who became the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, wants to make sure Leonard and George are on the same page with their teammates on and off the court.

“In Los Angeles, Lue will look to push Leonard and George to forgo certain requests or standards to set a better example for their teammates, league sources said.

Additionally, he’ll establish a clearer internal hierarchy with the remaining role players, ensuring that players are on the same page and there is no confusion regarding roles and responsibilities. This is Leonard’s team, and Lue is going to let the locker room know that.

As the Clippers begin the second year of the Leonard-George partnership, the burden is on Lue, the front office and ownership to figure out how to maximize the pairing.

After last season’s embarrassing ending, that task includes continuing to evaluate and determine which players fit around Leonard and George, both on and off the court,” Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.