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Paul George | Guard/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Fresno State
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Paul George (leg) said his goal is to play this season.
He is only doing work in the pool right now and plans to do more court work soon. George is still highly unlikely to make it back on the court for game action this year, but you have to admire his commitment to returning. Nov 21 - 2:41 PM

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Roy Hibbert said Paul George is working out regularly and his upper body is "a lot bigger."

"He's almost looking like LeBron," Hibbert said. Frank Vogel has said it's "very unlikely" George will return this season, and we do not expect him back on the court in any capacity for the Pacers. It's still good news to hear that George is exercising regularly without any kind of complications from his injury.
Nov 10 - 12:02 PM

Paul George shot around following the Pacers' practice on Monday, making jumpers out to the 3-point line.

It's amazing to see George on the court less than three months after suffering a multiple compound fracture to his right leg. Despite his encouraging progress and optimism that he can return if Indiana makes the playoffs, he remains out indefinitely. The Pacers are proceeding as though he won't return during the 2014-15 season, and he's only worth owning if you don't mind stashing him in an IR spot all year.
Source: YouTube
Oct 21 - 5:03 PM

The Pacers are approaching the upcoming season as if Paul George will not return.

"I want him to push his rehab to try to get back as soon as it’s safe, but we’re going forward like he’s not going to play this year," said Pacers' coach Frank Vogel. "Our approach with the team is we have to become a great basketball team without Paul George. If he makes it back sooner than then, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it." George stated during media day that he hopes to be ready to play by the playoffs, but after suffering such a brutal injury a return for the 2014-15 season is not likely (nor are the Pacers' hopes of making the playoffs). Fantasy owners in redraft leagues should operate the same way as Vogel, and ignore George on draft day.
Oct 3 - 6:59 PM

Paul George (leg) was back in a walking boot on Tuesday after shedding it for team photos on Monday.

George is still hopeful to return this season if the Pacers make the playoffs, but that may not be the likeliest scenario following the broken leg he suffered during a scrimmage with Team USA this summer. While George shouldn't be drafted in standard redraft leagues, fantasy owners should be looking at Solomon Hill as a late-round flier as he has a good chance to inherit George's minutes.
Sep 30 - 1:34 PM

Paul George said at media day that he hopes to be able to play in the playoffs for the Pacers, assuming they make it to the postseason.

"It's very possible that I can play (this season)," George said. "I've talked to all the guys and said, 'Man, you guys have to get in the playoffs. That's the best chance I've got of coming back and playing this year." George was wearing shoes on both feet and not using crutches for the first time since breaking his leg a couple months ago. George can talk all he wants about getting back on the court at some time in the next seven months, but it's still unlikely to happen. And the chances of the Pacers making the playoffs don't look too great, either.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 29 - 8:40 PM

Paul George (leg) was not wearing a walking boot at media day on Monday.

He didn't have a noticeable limp and he might be ahead of schedule. Still, the Pacers were granted the disabled player exception, so he won't be returning to the court in 2014-15. The Pacers will need multiple players to step up to help on both sides of the ball.
Sep 29 - 1:04 PM

Paul George has been cleared by doctors to start putting weight on his broken right leg as well as upper body lifting.

George has slowly started the process of recovery from the gruesome right leg injury he suffered during a team USA scrimmage this summer. Unfortunately for the Pacers, it seems more than likely that George will sit out the entire 2014-2015 NBA season. PG was blossoming into one of the best two-way players in the NBA, as well as a premiere fantasy hoops stud as well. Hopefully he can return to form when he is cleared to return to the court.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 4:27 PM

A judge in Manhattan, discussing a paternity case involving Paul George, concluded that George "has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions."

George's legal team has unsuccessfully tried to move the case to federal court, and then to Florida, manuevers which the judge in New York didn't view kindly. According to the paternity ruling, George "has never even seen the child, asked to see the child, or offered to provide for the child’s needs." George's house was robbed in April, he suffered an awful leg injury in August, and he recently apologized after making insensitive remarks regarding Ray Rice's domestic-abuse case. He's not expected to play this season, so hopefully he can sort out his off-court problems without making any more headlines for the wrong reasons.
Sep 24 - 1:40 PM

Police have arrested a man in connection with an Apr. 28 burglary at the home of Paul George.

A diamond-studded NBA All-Star ring worth about $15,000, a $700 Flux watch, a pair of red Jordan 4 Toro tennis shoes and $20 were missing from the home, according to an IMPD report. There were no signs of forced entry on the night of Indiana's Game 5 loss at home to the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.
Sep 20 - 5:14 PM

Paul George (leg) was spotted at the Colts game on Monday night with crutches.

He has been in the news for the wrong reasons based on some of his thoughtless comments involving Ray Rice. George is not expected to play this season and the Pacers will have a tough time getting production on the wing in the meantime.
Sep 15 - 9:05 PM

Paul George took to Twitter to defend recently suspended NFL running back Ray Rice and then quickly apologized after deleted the tweet.

We'll give George credit for not claiming his account was hacked, but there is no defending his early morning tweet. "I don't condone hittin women or think it's coo BUT if SHE ain't trippin then I ain't trippin.. Lets keep it movin lol let that man play," George said via his Twitter account (@Yg_Trece). "If you in a relationship and a woman hit you first and attacking YOU.. Then you obviously ain't beatin HER. Homie made A bad choice! #StayUp." George later deleted the tweets and added an apology, but it's going to take some time (and probably more apologizing) until he lives this one down.
Source: SB Nation
Sep 11 - 10:39 AM

In an effort to improve player safety, the NBA will add one foot of open space to each side of the basket stanchion, while decreasing the number of photographers sitting along the baseline.

NBA executive Rod Thorn said the changes had been discussed for "several years," but Paul George's awful leg injury this summer sped up the implementation. An increasing number of players, coaches and NBA executives have lobbied for greater protective measures in recent years, as more and more obstacles crowded around the court -- the new rules allow 10 photographers on each baseline, only half of what was allowed during the 2010-11 season. It's an encouraging response to an obvious problem, adding another feather to commissioner Adam Silver's cap.
Source: AP
Aug 26 - 3:45 PM

Paul George explained why he made the switch to No. 13 in a recent interview.

"The whole theme behind PG-13 is just coming into my own," said George. "I feel like I’m at that stage where I’m ready to embrace everything that comes with being one of the young stars in this league. Everyone knows PG-13 is related to television, so the whole thing is being able to enjoy the show and being fun to watch."
Aug 15 - 5:35 PM

Paul George addressed the media for the first time since suffering his gruesome leg injury, and said he currently has "no date or time frame" on his recovery timeline.

George admitted that the injury could take a full year to recover, and while he's hopeful he can return to the court this season, he understands that sitting out for a year is a legitimate possibility. George also said that the criticism USA Basketball has received has been "unfair" as it was "a freak accident." Overall, George had a positive tone, stating that the injury is: "something that I think I can overcome... a bump in a road. Something that will make me stronger going forward." We're hoping for a full, and speedy recovery to PG-13, but he's unlikely to suit up for the upcoming season, and should not be targeted in redraft leagues.
Aug 15 - 3:01 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
4A.J. Price
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1Chris Copeland
2C.J. Miles
3Solomon Hill
4Damjan Rudez
5Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen
4Shayne Whittington