Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George will sit out the preseason as he recovers from two offseason surgeries on his shoulders.
George had right shoulder surgery in May to fix a partially torn tendon and a month later went under the knife to repair a partial tear of his left labrum.
George was then traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder in July for four unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick and two pick swaps. Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, forward Danilo Gallinari were also sent to OKC in the deal.
The six-time All-Star told ESPN he has "a little ways to go" before stepping on the court.