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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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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

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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

Paul George will likely continue to play around 15 minutes per game for the remainder of the week according to head coach Frank Vogel.

George admitted to being a little sore after returning to action vs. the Heat on Sunday, but that was to be expected after missing over eight months of action. George looked fantastic and scored 13 points in 15 minutes Sunday, but it's going to be hard for him to produce enough stats in limited playing time to make an impact outside of deeper leagues. If anything, it's just great to see George back on the court. If the Pacers end up making the playoffs, they are going to be an interesting team to watch.
Apr 8 - 10:26 AM

Paul George (leg) earned a standing ovation when he checked into Sunday's game, and he finished his season debut with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting, three 3-pointers, two boards, two assists and two steals in only 15 minutes of action.

It's a momentous day for the Pacers and George, who was originally expected to miss the entire season after his gruesome injury with Team USA this summer. He's on a minute-limit and may sit out a game during Indy's season-ending set on April 14/15, but at least he'll have scraped off some rust if the Pacers overcome their current one-game deficit to make the playoffs. George may carve out late-round value, as tonight's line shows, but his minute-limit and rust make him a middling pickup in standard leagues.
Apr 5 - 8:55 PM

Team doctor Tim Hupfer said Paul George had a second operation in October to "help increase the stress across the fracture and stimulate the healing."

Looking back at the timeline, George did some very light shooting on Oct. 21, so this additional procedure wasn't really a big deal. George is hopeful to play 10-15 minutes on Sunday in his return, but he won't have a hard minutes cap. Still, we're not running to the waiver wire to grab him considering he's been out for such a long time.
Apr 4 - 2:58 PM

Paul George (leg) is hopeful to play 10-15 minutes against the Heat on Sunday.

He added that he doesn't know how much playing time he's going to get. The team doctor, Tim Hupfer, said that George doesn't have a minutes restriction. "His fracture is heeled and the next step of the rehab is go out and play," Hupfer said. Still, George is not going to be pushed too hard and Larry Bird said he "still has a long way to go" in his rehab, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting him to play 20-24 minutes in the next few games. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on George. Basically, every other wing will lose some fantasy value.
Apr 4 - 2:20 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