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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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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. Aug 26 - 3:45 PM
Source: AP

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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

Team USA will wear patches on their exhibition game jerseys in honor of injured teammate Paul George.

The team is not allowed to wear them during the World Cup due to FIBA restrictions. George fractured his leg in a team USA scrimmage and is expected to miss the entire 2014-2015 season. He was a true fantasy stud last season and fans can only hope he returns to form when healthy.
Aug 14 - 3:50 PM

Paul George (fractured leg) bought the remaining No. 24 jerseys and donated them to his old high school in Palmdale, California.

Even though George beat the NBA deadline that required him to buy the remaining No. 24 jerseys, he decided to do so in order to support his old high school. The 24-year-old is expected to miss the entire 2014-15 season after breaking his leg during a Team USA exhibition game, so fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave him off their draft boards this fall.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 14 - 11:52 AM

The Pacers have been awarded a disabled player exception worth more than $5 million, the result of Paul George's devastating leg injury.

Indiana still isn't expected to offer more than $1.6 million to any player, including Shawn Marion, since they're unwilling to enter the luxury tax. The receipt of the disabled player exception does not guarantee that George's season is over, but the Pacers don't expect him to play in 2014-15. According to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement, the exception means that doctors found it "substantially more likely than not" that George won't play through June 15 of next year.
Aug 13 - 1:29 PM

The Pacers are "expecting" Paul George (leg) to miss the entire 2014-15 season, but he hasn't officially been ruled out.

"We know that a couple guys in the league had similar injuries and they came back 100 percent," Bird said. "I think [George's return] is up to our medical staff, our doctors, and probably Paul, you know? He’s going to be out of shape ... But if he can play and he’s healthy enough to play, he’ll play. That’s how we do things here. But if our doctors think he’s going to play at 60, 70 percent, then no we won’t do that."
Source: NBA.com
Aug 12 - 6:34 PM

Paul George will be changing his number to 13, and can now go by the catchy nickname PG-13.

George has been hinting at the change all summer, changing his instagram account name to ygtrece and using the hashtags #Trece, and #YoungTrece which translates to 13 in Spanish. The idea was initially mentioned in an article by Bill Simmons, and was then brought to George's attention during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, in which George responded: "That's got a ring to it, PG-13." George applied for the number change back in March.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 6:49 PM

Paul George (leg) returned to Indiana from Las Vegas on Tuesday night via a private jet.

The Pacers are applying for a disabled player exception which would officially end George's 2014-15 season. His recovery is expected to take 12-18 months, and the Pacers may not opt to use the exception because it could put them into the luxury tax. They will also be looking to add another player to help them on the wing in the next week or so.
Aug 8 - 12:30 PM

Team USA will keep Paul George on its roster for the 2016 Olympics.

There is no rush to add another player, but it's still nice to see the team display a little class and show some optimism. George is very likely going to be out for the 2014-15 season and the news would become official if the Pacers apply for a disabled player exception.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 7 - 9:56 PM

Nike released a Paul George comeback ad on Thursday.

The ad is following George's devastating leg injury that will cost him the 2014-2015 season. PG is a unique player and a developing superstar in the NBA. All basketball fans are hoping he has a successful recovery.
Aug 7 - 6:22 PM

The Pacers are expected to apply for a disabled player exception due to Paul George's injury.

They have until January 15, 2015 to apply, so there's no rush. If they are granted the exception, they could either sign a free agent for one year at either 50 percent of George's salary for next season. The team doesn't want to go into the luxury tax -- and they probably shouldn't bother considering they've lost their best player -- so they may not opt to go after a player with that exception.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 6 - 9:22 PM

Larry Bird issued a statement on Paul George's injury, stating that the injury could "have occurred anytime, anywhere."

Team USA officials have determined that the basket stanchion was a safe distance away from the court at the Thomas & Mack Center, where George was injured, and Bird offered nothing but support for the national program. "Our first thoughts are with Paul and his family," the statement read. "Our initial discussions with our doctors and the doctors in Las Vegas have us very optimistic ... We still support USA Basketball and believe in the NBA's goals of exposing our game, our teams and players worldwide. This is an extremely unfortunate injury that occurred on a highly-visible stage, but could also have occurred anytime, anywhere." He also thanked Pacers' fans and the NBA community for their "overwhelming" support, adding, "it is what makes Indiana and the NBA special."
Source: NBA.com
Aug 3 - 2:05 PM

Paul George's compound fracture was reportedly a clean one according to the Indy Star.

"Paul's doing well now. He's doing good. He's just resting right now," Paul George Sr. said. "If it had to break, it broke the right way. It broke evenly, so they're saying he should be back 100 percent. But of course, he's got to go through his long process of healing and getting back in the gym but they're saying that shouldn't stop him from doing what he was doing once he's healthy again." The reports so far are stating that George should be able to make a full recovery, but anytime you have an injury like this nothing is guaranteed no matter how optimistic folks are.
Aug 3 - 12:49 PM

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline believes that Paul George will return from his gruesome leg injury stronger than before.

Hartline experienced a very similar injury his senior year of high school, so he has a decent perspective on the situation. "Bones typically, when they break, they heal stronger," Hartline said. "They calcify, they get even thicker and they become even stronger... You go from being on top, to ground zero and you just rebuild back up. I feel like you get stronger... I was reading everybody saying 'Ah, his career might be over.' His career is not anywhere near over. He'll be fine. He's a freak athlete. He'll do awesome, he'll work hard. That's my perspective."
Aug 3 - 9:36 AM

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