Paul George is back.
The six-time All-Star will make his Los Angeles Clippers debut Thursday versus the New Orleans Pelicans, head coach Doc Rivers announced.
Rivers said George, 29, will be on a "visual" minutes restriction, according to ESPN's Royce Young.
Those hoping to see George play alongside L.A.'s other major offseason addition, forward Kawhi Leonard, will have to wait a little while longer. Leonard will sit out the second half of the back-to-back to limit the burden on his ailing left knee after playing Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.
Through nine seasons - seven with the Indiana Pacers and the past two with the Oklahoma City Thunder - George has established himself as one of the top two-way players in the game. The 6-foot-8 forward has averaged 19.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.8 steals for his career while playing just under 34 minutes per game.
The Clippers enter Thursday's tilt with a 7-4 record, good for fifth in the Western Conference. With George making his season debut, the team is inching closer to boasting its full contingent for the first time in 2019-20.