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The Philadelphia 76ers’ interest in pursuing Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George has waned significantly.

NBA insider Shams Charania reported that the franchise is expected to focus elsewhere with its salary cap flexibility and draft capital leading into next week’s NBA Draft.

The 34-year-old forward has a player option worth $48.8 million for next season. Both George and the Clippers have shown mutual interest in continuing their partnership.

Despite this, they have been unable to reach an agreement so far. George could opt out and hit free agency.

This past season, George averaged 22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 33.8 minutes per game.

The 76ers initially targeted George as a potential addition for the offseason. However, recent developments indicate a shift in the 76ers’ strategy. The team is now expected to explore other options to strengthen their roster.

George remains a highly regarded player in the league. His potential availability as a free agent could still attract interest from other teams.