Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank has stated the team’s intention to keep its core players amidst uncertainties surrounding key contracts.

After yet another early playoff exit, the Clippers are facing an offseason of important decisions regarding their roster.

Paul George, one of the team’s stars, holds a player option worth nearly $49 million for next season but is expected to decline it and explore free agency.

Despite mutual interest in a new deal, negotiations between George and the Clippers have yet to yield a resolution.

Another focal point for the Clippers is James Harden, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Harden has expressed his desire to return to the team for the upcoming season, indicating a willingness to continue his tenure with the Clippers.

Additionally, Russell Westbrook, with a player option valued at $4 million for next season, is likely to decline it in pursuit of a more lucrative contract in free agency.