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Paul George | Guard/Forward | #13

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (10) / IND
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Paul George scored nine points during Team USA’s 96-66 rout of Serbia during the gold medal game on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists, one turnover and three steals in 22 minutes.
"Winning this gold medal is definitely completing the story from the injury," said George. "It’s a personal achievement for me." George didn't exactly light up the boxscore, but he was a key piece to Team USA's gold medal victory, cutting the head off the Serbian attack by locking up Milos Teodosic with some excellent defense. PG-13 was a top-15 performer in standard 9-cat leagues this past season, and he'll make for a fine early second-round selection on draft day. Aug 21 - 5:05 PM

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Paul George had a productive game off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes during a quarterfinals victory against Argentina.

Starting SG Klay Thompson had another quiet game with just four points on 2-of-8 shooting, but the U.S. prevailed with four players in double-digits -- George, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Kyrie Irving. DeMar DeRozan made all three of his shot attempts in eight minutes, finishing with six points and even seldom-used Harrison Barnes drained a 3-pointer in garbage time. The U.S. returns to action vs. Spain in the semifinals on Friday.
Aug 17 - 7:35 PM

Larry Bird recently heaped praise onto Paul George for getting "better and better."

"He's dedicated to his craft," Bird said. "We don't like to talk about [the injury]. I think Paul [has] it in the back of his mind and is just looking forward to playing and trying to get better. He's having fun and can't wait to see what kind of team we have this year." George should now have more help on the offensive end than he's arguably ever had prior, so while he can still be expected to be Indiana's focal point, he may see a slight reduction in production across the board as a result of an upgraded roster.
Aug 13 - 3:26 PM

Paul George said the Australian National Team "has a knack for being a little dirty."

Matthew Dellavedova obviously has no idea what PG-13 is talking about. Jokes aside, while this doesn't have any real fantasy relevance, it should add some more fuel to the fire in future matchups between the two squads.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 13 - 2:50 PM

Paul George will start against Serbia on Friday.

George started in place of Klay Thompson against Australia on Wednesday and head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he'd stick with PG against Serbia on Friday. George only played 17 minutes against the Aussies, however, so there's no guarantee his new role will lead to big minutes.
Aug 11 - 1:35 PM

Paul George started in place of Klay Thompson on Wednesday, finishing a win vs. Australia with five points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds, two assists and one block.

George was thriving in a bench role, while Thompson had been ice cold, so coach Mike Krzyzewski opted to mix up his rotation for the preliminary-round showdown with Australia. PG wound up playing a modest 17 minutes, while Thompson pitched in six points and four boards in 23 minutes off the bench, so there are no guarantees that George will start again vs. Serbia on Friday.
Aug 10 - 8:11 PM

Paul George scored 20 points during a 113-69 victory over Venezuela on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The USA came out extremely flat and was actually trailing towards the end of the first quarter. After the rocky first, George was dynamite and is thriving in his bench role. He also had a pretty hesitation move leading to a dunk in this game (video in link below). Even with the Pacers adding players like Thaddeus Young and Jeff Teague, PG-13 should be among the league leaders in scoring to go with some well-rounded stat lines.
Aug 8 - 8:22 PM

Paul George said that he's had some preliminary talks with Pacers management about a potential contract extension.

George added that the talks have not been "extensive," and that he's in no rush to get something done prior to the start of the 2016-17 season. PG-13 has a player option for the 2018-19 season, so Larry Bird would probably like to try and lock him up long-term before we get to that point. George put in averages of 23.1 points, 6.9 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.6 triples per game last season on 41.8 percent shooting, so he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day. As a side note, PG-13 came away with the Comeback Player of the Year award by the NBPA.
Aug 4 - 2:38 PM

Paul George (left calf strain) will not play Monday vs. Nigeria.

It's just a precaution and George would be out there in a real Olympic game. This is his second game on the sidelines since his minor injury last week.
Aug 1 - 7:39 PM

Paul George (calf) will not play on Friday night against Venezuela, according to NBATV.

According to NBATV, it's not serious and the team is just being careful. Team USA obviously doesn't need George out there based on how they've crushed their competition. He'll be ready to roll for Rio next month.
Jul 29 - 9:08 PM

Paul George (left calf strain) is "50-50" to play vs. Venezuela on Friday.

He left Team USA's win over China after just 10 minutes, but the team sat him down for precautionary reasons. George even said that he's not concerned about his calf, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski hinted that he will take it easy on George over the next few days, and he will be very limited during Thursday's practice. His goal is to be 100 percent for the start of the Olympics.
Jul 28 - 1:45 PM

Paul George suffered a left calf strain during Team USA's win over China on Tuesday.

The game was a blowout, so George obviously didn't return. The report adds that Team USA sat him down for precautionary reasons, so he should be considered day-to-day moving forward. George finished with six points (two 3-pointers), two assists, one board and one block in 10 minutes. Carmelo Anthony led USA with 20 points and five boards, DeMarcus Cousins double-doubled with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Durant chipped in with 13 points in 19 minutes.

Paul George is embracing expectations to lead the Pacers back to contention.

"I think with the moves that they made, it’s on me now, to get us back to being contenders," George said. "I think, with what I’m going to bring, the talent I have around me now, I’ve got a chance to challenge Cleveland." Although Larry Bird's squad still has some questions—perhaps most notably their small size in the backcourt—there's no doubt they're one of the most improved (on paper) clubs of the offseason.
Jul 25 - 10:23 AM

Paul George made his return to Team USA action on Friday, scoring 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.

It was his first Team USA televised game since his horrific leg injury. George had a couple breakaway dunks and he justifiably took it easy on those. After the game on NBATV, he did add it was "eerie" for him to get back on the court and said there were a lot of emotions. George looked better than expected last year, especially early in the season. Even with the new players, he's still expected to have a great season with the vast majority of his minutes coming at small forward.
Jul 22 - 11:09 PM

Paul George said that now that he's fully recovered from his surgically repaired left leg, there's "no thought" in his mind that he's "limited" in any way.

"Now I know I'm healthy, I know I'm OK, I know I'm 100 percent," George said. "I'm back to being myself. It's no limitations. It's no thought in my mind that I'm limited to something. I kind of just feel like all the chains are off of me and I'm free now." George also added that playing for Team USA "means a lot," and he feels getting back on the court for the US National Team will be a sort of "redemption" for himself after suffering that gruesome leg injury two years ago.
Source: ESPN
Jul 20 - 12:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
4Julyan Stone
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Glenn Robinson III
4Jeremy Evans
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson