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Paul George | Guard/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Fresno State
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Paul George (leg) is expected to play more power forward next season.
The Pacers have emphasized playing smaller, so expect George to get minutes in an up-tempo style. That'll only help his fantasy value with the Pacers playing at a slower tempo back in the 2013-14 season. George is doing well and is expected to be 100 percent for training camp. Jun 26 - 2:05 AM
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Paul George (calf) is working out frequently, but he's not yet 100 percent healthy.

"I’m doing everything I want," George said. "I’m not playing live action right now. That’s going to take some time, but there’s been no limitations to what I can do on the court." George should be at 100 percent well before training camp begins for the 2015-16 season.
Jun 15 - 12:43 PM

Paul George stated on Thursday that he's ready to play some power forward for the Pacers next season.

"I'll be ready for [playing power forward]. I'm working on making that change and being prepared to play some forward this year," George said. "I understand what Larry [Bird] wants as far as playing the faster pace. I mean, I'm for it. That's the way the league is going nowadays." George went on to say that he's close to being 100 percent, and he's already begun training for next season. With the Pacers looking to play small, David West and Roy Hibbert will likely see their minutes take a hit, which will further deflate their fantasy value. George's arrow, however, is pointing up and he could be a second-round steal in next year's drafts.
Jun 5 - 9:51 AM

Paul George said his leg is not yet 100 percent healthy.

He said he is doing "good" and is not 100 percent recovered from the calf strain he suffered in their regular season finale in Memphis. George is going to have an entire offseason to get ready for next year and should be fully healed before training camp. He'll be a risky target in the second and third rounds of fantasy drafts.
May 23 - 4:25 PM

Larry Bird said that he would like Paul George to spend some time at the power forward position next season.

"David [West] is our starter, but when we go smaller we'd like to see Paul maybe play some '4' and you know everybody says, 'You'll have a problem on the defensive end,' well, I don't think so," Bird said. "He can guard about anybody, and then on the other end, it's a major plus for us." It sounds like the Pacers would like to trim down West's minutes a bit next season, which will work to the benefit of George. Head coach Frank Vogel said that Pacers' medical staff are expecting George to make a full recovery, and he should be back to being a first-round selection next season.
Apr 19 - 3:02 PM

An MRI revealed a strained left calf for Paul George, and the injury is obviously not being considered serious.

George said he felt a pop in his calf during Wednesday's regular-season finale, but the MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a calf strain, which is not a serious injury. PG-13 will have the entire offseason to get things right, and all signs are pointing towards George being back at 100 percent next season. Head coach Frank Vogel implied during his exit interview that the Pacers would like to up their pace next season, playing some small ball with George at the four-spot, which is a positive sign for his fantasy value.
Apr 17 - 12:47 PM

Paul George (calf) is unsure if he'll undergo an MRI on his left calf after leaving Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

While George will now wait to determine the extent of his injury, the silver lining is that it did not involve his surgically-repaired right knee. "Just came off a screen and felt a pop, but they looked at it and it's nothing more than just a calf strain," George said, slowly. "It wasn't a knee injury but it's tough, you work so hard in rehab and have something else pop up. The good thing is, I know we've got a long summer and a lot to look forward to." We'll keep an eye on updates for George, but it sounds like he may have a bit of recovery ahead of him.
Apr 16 - 9:42 AM

Paul George said that he felt a pop in his left calf when he was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but he said that he will be fine and that he is dealing with a calf strain.

The Pacers were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday, so George will have ample time to recover. He didn't have an opportunity to play a lot of minutes since returning from an eight-month absence, but he should feel confident leading into next season and we will have plenty of updates on him over the summer.
Apr 16 - 12:26 AM

Paul George (sore left calf) left Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies and will not return.

First things first, it's not the same leg that he fractured over eight months ago, but he was in some pain and had to be carried to the locker room by his teammates. We will update his status when we know more, but it's not uncommon for players to deal with soreness after such a long time on the shelf. The Pacers have been eliminated from playoff contention, but George can feel confident heading into next season after showing some encouraging signs since returning from an eight-month absence.
Apr 15 - 11:35 PM

Paul George had 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes on Tuesday, as he remains on a "soft" minute-limit.

This was George's highest playing time since returning five games ago. The Pacers' victory on Tuesday gives them a much better chance to eke into the playoffs -- they'll need to defeat the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday or have the Nets lose at home vs. the Magic, because Brooklyn owns the tie-breaker. It's anyone's guess how much PG will have in the tank and how hard the Pacers will push him in a back-to-back scenario.
Apr 15 - 12:10 AM

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he plans to stick to a 15-minute limit with Paul George in Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

While George has looked good since his return from injury, the minutes cap severely limits his fantasy potential. George is worth a start in deeper leagues for his upside, but 15 minutes just isn't enough to make a different for fantasy owners in standard leagues
Apr 14 - 12:27 PM

Paul George scored eight points with six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday.

It's hard to make an impact while playing under a 15-minute cap, but George has looked surprisingly comfortable since returning from an eight-month absence. The Pacers are battling the Nets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and it will be interesting to see if the Pacers allow George to up his minutes. For now, George is more of a deep-league asset.
Apr 12 - 9:12 PM

Paul George played 14 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

He's looked healthy while he's out there and is taking very good shots. George is not expected to see his minutes rise over 20 in the near future, so he won't have much value this season. However, this past week bodes well for his value in 2015-16.
Apr 11 - 12:42 AM

Paul George (leg) said he has no fears of re-injuring himself.

When asked if he was afraid to hurt himself again, George said, ""Nah, I don’t have any fear. Unless they move the stanchions closer." George is averaging 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers over 15.5 minutes in two games since returning from injury. He's worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues, but he's not going to see enough minutes to make a difference in standard leagues.
Apr 9 - 1:00 PM

Paul George scored 10 points in 16 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He was expected to play 15 minutes tonight and coach Frank Vogel kept his word. PG-13 probably will have a minutes cap of 20 the rest of the way, so he's not a must-own player. Additionally, George wore a blue headband tonight to honor Chris Copeland and said he was thinking of Cope "the whole night."
Apr 9 - 12:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
SG1Monta Ellis
2C.J. Miles
3Rodney Stuckey
4Joseph Young
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Chris Copeland
2Luis Scola
C1Roy Hibbert
2Myles Turner
3Ian Mahinmi