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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) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.
He is going through practice right now and is still awaiting medical clearance to get into game action. George could be cleared any day now, but there's still little incentive to adding him because the Pacers will likely limit his minutes. He can remain on the wire in most leagues. Apr 1 - 2:10 PM

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Paul George (leg) is still awaiting medical clearance before making his potential season debut, and he will not play on Tuesday against the Nets.

George has passed all of the tests to play, but the medical staff has not cleared him. The fact that George hasn't received clearance from the team's medical staff should have several pumping the brakes on his possible return. While everyone has been trying to guess when or if George will be back, nobody really knows. He's not worth stashing in almost any format.
Mar 30 - 10:55 AM

Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

"The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league.
Mar 28 - 4:05 PM

Paul George (leg) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on.
Mar 28 - 1:20 PM

Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George.
Mar 26 - 1:36 PM

Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 24 - 2:41 PM

In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now.
Mar 24 - 11:14 AM

Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better.
Mar 23 - 12:23 PM

Paul George (leg) will not play on Monday.

There is currently no timetable for his return, and since ESPN's report dropped that PG-13 was targeting an imminent return, every source imaginable—even George himself—has refuted it with ferocity. Without a firm target date, it's hard to be optimistic about PG making an impact this year. For his part, George said, "When the time is ready, I'll be back out there."
Mar 23 - 10:56 AM

Coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) doesn't have a timetable to return.

This contradicts a report from ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst from Friday saying George could return in the next week. However, Windhorst has been very credible and cited multiple sources, so Vogel saying George doesn't have a timetable holds a little less weight than Windhorst's report because teams aren't obligated to disclose timetables. All that said, George isn't a great player to stash in most leagues.
Mar 21 - 5:28 PM

Paul George (leg) will not make his anticipated return on Saturday vs. the Nets, but the Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday.

The Pacers have yet to put a timetable on his return, but multiple sources said that he could play as soon as next week. This would mean that George can now be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Rockets, but his owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Even if George can return, the Pacers are going to proceed with extreme caution, and it's hard to imagine him having a substantial role right out of the gate. If you have some dead weight on your roster and you are advancing comfortably in fantasy playoffs, feel free to give him a look. However, owners should keep their expectations really low considering how long he has been on the shelf. Expect another update on Monday morning.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 21 - 9:09 AM

Paul George is targeting a season debut this week and could debut as soon as Saturday against the Nets, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.

This comes as a surprise with George having a little limp at practice earlier this week. Even if he does return, the Pacers are likely going to handle him with kid gloves and put a minutes cap on him. The Pacers have lost three in a row and have suddenly dropped to the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. If you want to pick him up, make sure you keep your expectations low. He's far from a must-stash player.
Mar 20 - 6:26 PM

Paul George (leg) said he's aiming to take part in Team USA's training camp this summer.

While his return is still uncertain for the 2014-15 season, George said he's "in" for Team USA's camp in August. "The day it happened," George said in reference to his injury suffered with Team USA in the summer of 2014, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball." Fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave George on waivers, but it's good to hear that he's feeling healthy enough to be planning ahead for August.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 19 - 12:35 PM

Paul George still walks with a "noticeable limp," a source told Yahoo! Sports.

This supports a claim made by an unnamed Pacers teammate that George was nowhere near full strength. While PG-13 has been able to practice, he apparently hasn't looked like his All-Star self (which is normal) and is a ways away from returning. It's looking more and more like it's time to put all of that talk about his comeback this season on ice.
Mar 16 - 1:53 PM

A teammate of Paul George speaking under the condition of anonymity said that George is, "not even close to 100 percent," and George himself has now tempered his optimism with regards to making a return this season.

"I think if it gets to the point where these guys are in the playoffs, and I'm thinking about coming back, I think at that point, I might as well let these guys finish the year out because that's just too big to try and make a push," George said. "I want to play, but I don't want to play under any terms of just wanting to get out there. I want to be fully healthy." While George needs to be owned in keeper leagues, it's becoming an increasingly risky proposition to hold onto him in standard leagues with the fantasy playoffs looming. He'll also be brought along slowly, and those still holding on should not expect him to suddenly produce All-Star numbers upon his potential return after spending the entire season sidelined.
Mar 15 - 3:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington