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Paul George | Forward | #13

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / IND
Contract: view contract details
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Paul George got hot in the third quarter on Wednesday, finishing a 107-99 victory with 34 points, eight boards, two assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and one block.
George made 12-of-26 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 45 minutes, and his ability to manufacture offense was critical to the Thunder comeback. OKC has assisted only 44.2% of their made field goal attempts, easily the lowest rate among playoff teams -- for perspective, the 76ers lead everyone with a 67.9% assist rate, and five teams are above 60.0%. That rate actually fell for OKC tonight, at just 33.3%, but it paid off thanks to the individual brilliance of PG-13 and Russell Westbrook. George has the 13th-highest usage in the postseason and that's not going to change in a must-win situation on Friday. Apr 26 - 12:31 AM

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Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles hit 5-of-9 shots with three 3-pointers in 32 minutes on Sunday, finishing with 13 points, two rebounds and one assist.

Utah's defense was unusually porous during their Game 1 loss in OKC, and they had a particularly tough time checking Paul George, who scored 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting. And when George was asked about his defensive assignment vs. Ingles, he replied, "Just pressure him. It's very, very unlikely [Ingles] will beat me off the dribble. I'll take my chances in the foot speed." As long as PG-13 is draped on him defensively, it'll be hard for Ingles to have any big games in this series.
Apr 16 - 12:41 AM

Carmelo Anthony had 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes vs. the Jazz on Sunday.

Melo shot 5-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, and more offense wasn't needed with Paul George (36 points) and Russell Westbrook (29 points) carrying the load. The takeaway for playoff fantasy leagues is that Melo filled up the defense stats -- he didn't have more than four combined steals and blocks in any game during the regular season.
Apr 15 - 9:15 PM

Russell Westbrook (ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies.

This will be the second straight game on the sidelines for these two, which isn't very surprising given they didn't practice on Saturday. Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson started in their place on Thursday, and it'll likely be more of the same tonight, but Paul George is the guy you want to target in DFS. The Thunder take on the Cavs on Tuesday, and for now, we'll be considering Westbrook and Melo questionable for that one.
Feb 11 - 6:06 PM

Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will not play vs. Memphis on Sunday.

Melo hurt himself during Tuesday's game and this is his second straight DNP. He didn't practice on Saturday, either, and there's no clear indication when he might return. With Russell Westbrook (ankle) also out of commission, Paul George should be extremely busy tonight.
Feb 11 - 6:05 PM

Carmelo Anthony (right ankle) is questionable to play Thursday against the Lakers.

The Thunder should be able to pull out a win in Los Angeles without Anthony's services, so it wouldn't be all that shocking to see him sit that one out. Jerami Grant and Pattrick Patterson would likely split the majority of his minutes, and while Patterson would likely start, Grant is the more attractive fantasy target between the two. Russell Westbrook (ankle) is also questionable to play, so Paul George could be extremely busy on Thursday.
Feb 7 - 7:53 PM

Victor Oladipo scored 38 points in Indiana's 123-119 overtime thriller over Brooklyn, his seventh game with 30-plus points this season.

Dipo finished with four boards, six assists, one steal, one block, and two triples on 13-of-23 shooting, including a perfect 10-of-10 from the foul line. The best part? Oladipo didn't turn the rock over a single time, solidifying this gem of a performance for those relying on him in nine-cat settings. Although widely criticized at the time the deal was done, the Paul George trade is being viewed a lot differently these days because Oladipo is the real deal.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:45:00 PM

Russell Westbrook was a model of efficiency on Wednesday, making 10-of-13 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws to score 24 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

He committed just one turnover in 27 minutes, which is a welcome change of pace, and would almost certainly have triple-doubled if the score weren't out of hand. Nobody on either team played more than Paul George's 30 minutes tonight, and there's not a lot to take away from this blowout for evaluation purposes.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony (back) was limited to non-contact work during Tuesday's practice.

He's going to be re-evaluated on Wednesday, so owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out again, Jerami Grant will be in line for another start and both Russell Westbrook and Paul George will see an uptick in usage.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Celtics sign F Jayson Tatum.

The Celtics appear to really value Tatum, and it looks like he was their guy all the way leading into the 2017 NBA Draft. Now that Paul George has been traded to OKC and Tatum has signed his deal, perhaps the rookie can stop looking over his shoulder.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 03:51:00 PM

The Lakers are not expected to be active in free agency.

With the Paul George trade rumors working their way through the spin cycle, the Lakers have made no secret that they've got both eyes focused on the summer of 2018. "Of course in free agency we will be very, very strategic to keep the cap space in July 2018," GM Rob Pelinka said. "We are going to be very sacred about that. We worked hard to get in that position and so we will be smart in free agency but add the right players to make sure our young guys are developed the right way and not too much too soon." Don't expect Los Angeles to extend multi-year offers, instead focusing on one-year commitments with team options for 2018.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 06:31:00 PM

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the Celtics have not included any of the following in its Paul George offers: Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, the 2018 Nets pick, and the Lakers-Kings pick.

The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy had previously reported that Indy was asking Boston for basically all of that and more. General Manager Danny Ainge sure doesn't like to give up draft picks and players with unknown ceilings. Besides that, his reluctance to offer anything valuable does suggest he thinks Boston has a shot at Gordon Hayward. Tatum and Brown figure to play together a lot in summer league as they headline Boston's young second unit.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 03:29:00 PM

The Celtics reportedly are reportedly pursuing a plan that would net them both Gordon Hayward and Paul George this offseason.

The Celtics will have the cap space to make a legitimate offer to Hayward, and the assets to present the Pacers with a competitive offer for Paul George, so they have the pieces in place to potentially put together a superteam of their own this offseason. Also, if the Celtics aren't able to secure Hayward via free agency, they will reportedly look to Blake Griffin as a plan B. If Boston is able to bring in another star player this offseason, Isaiah Thomas' value would take a slight hit.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 02:41:00 PM

John Wall spoke about trying to recruit Pacers forward Paul George, who will be a free agent after the upcoming season.

"Look at our team. We are one piece away," Wall said. "We have the point guard, we have the shooting guard, we have the center, we have the power forward. Our 3-man, [Otto Porter Jr.], did great for us. You can't take nothing away from what he did. But, [George] is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance. George appears to have his sights set on L.A. or Cleveland in the end, but it's not unthinkable that he could opt to join forces with Wall and Beal in Washington for the right deal. Either way, George's days in Indy appear to be numbered and it will be fun to watch his negotiations until we see where he'll finally land.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 03:23:00 AM

The Rockets have reportedly made Ryan Anderson, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams available via trade in order to open up some cap space for free agency this summer.

Trading away these guys would help the Rockets bring in another superstar to play alongside James Harden, and thus far, they've been linked to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap and Paul George. Both Williams and Beverley make for very enticing trade chips as both guys are on the final year of their very cap friendly contracts, and Anderson's 3-point shooting prowess from the four-spot should be able to attract some potential suitors. Stay tuned.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 01:31:00 PM

The Rockets are reportedly "actively shopping" Patrick Beverley ahead of Thursday's 2017 NBA draft.

The Rockets currently do not have the cap space to pursue a top-tier free agent this offseason but getting Beverley's contract worth roughly $10.5 million over the next two years would be step one in freeing up some salary. There have been some reports that the Rockets would like to be a part of the Paul George or Chris Paul sweepstakes, but they'll need to do more than shedding Beverley's deal to make that happen. For what it's worth, Beverley is reportedly open to a trade away from Houston.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 04:03:00 PM

The Cavs are reportedly exploring the trade market for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

The Cavs are reportedly currently engaged with teams around the league to bring in either Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but should a trade like that go through, Kevin Love would almost assuredly need to be included. The current rumors going around the league would hint that we could see a blockbuster deal go down on draft night.
Source: Amico Hoops
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Pacers' president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is reportedly considering playing Lance Stephenson at point guard next season.

Pritchard has hinted on numerous occasions that he expects Stephenson to have an increased role with the Pacers next season, and with recent reports suggesting that Paul George could begin his 2017-18 campaign outside of Indiana, Stephenson could be forced into a much more substantial role with the Pacers. This report could also suggest that Pritchard is contemplating letting Jeff Teague walk as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. As for Born Ready's fantasy potential, him being utilized as a primary weapon on offense isn't necessarily a good thing, as we saw during his short stint with Charlotte.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov or Jordan Clarkson could be moved at some point this upcoming season in order to create room to sign Paul George as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Former Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak awarded Deng and Mozgov with some atrocious contracts on his way out the door, and now Laker management will need to rectify that situation in order to be able to present George a competitive offer during free agency next summer. Deng is on the books for roughly $54 million through 2020, while Mozgov is owed around $48 million over the next three seasons, but maybe they'll be able to find a taker by including Jordan Clarkson as a part of the package. They could also make things work by letting Julius Randle go during free agency in 2018, but shedding Mozgov or Deng's contracts would make more sense from a competitive standpoint.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 03:56:00 PM

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