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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 was excused from the remainder of Team USA's minicamp after meeting with coach Mike Krzyzewski on Monday night.
Coach K and team architect Jerry Colangelo feel that George's visit to Las Vegas was "ample representation," particularly since he's still recovering from a horrible leg injury suffered while playing for Team USA last summer. George is expected to be fully healthy for training camp, where he'll get his first taste of playing substantial minutes at PF in the Pacers' new up-tempo offense. Aug 11 - 8:33 PM

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Paul George will not participate in Team USA minicamp or in the exhibition.

He will be in attendance for the meetings and could be on Team USA for the 2016 Olympics. Obviously George may want to be out there following the horrific outcome last summer, but he justifiably should be 100 percent, which is not likely to happen until just before Pacers training camp. While the Pacers are expected to play at a faster tempo, George is still too risky to take in the top 15 picks of a standard draft.
Aug 3 - 6:11 PM

According to Jerry Colangelo, Paul George (calf) will be participating in Team USA's minicamp this August.

"It will be great to see him in a USA uniform," Colangelo said of George. "With as little as we are going to do, it’s going to be a great way to come back. It’s not a competitive camp. Really, it’s a show and a sign that you’re interested in USA Basketball and wanting to continue to represent your country in 2016." George suffered a brutal leg injury playing for Team USA last summer, but it will be great for his confidence if he participates in the camp. It should be noted that the camp is going to very light, but it's still a good sign that George is making good progress.
Jul 30 - 3:35 PM

Paul George (leg) will attend Team USA minicamp in August.

George is not expected to play as he continues to rehab and prepare for the upcoming season, but George has already been vocal about his desire to play in the 2016 Olympics, something Larry Bird supports. We fully expect him to be out there wearing USA across his chest next summer.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 8:50 AM

Paul George told fans in China that his goal is to be the MVP of the league.

It's good to see that George is feeling confident heading into the season and he should have more than enough time to be 100 percent before training camp starts. He is going to see a lot of time at the power forward slot this season, and he could see a boost in his rebounding numbers as a result. If George looks good during the preseason, there's no reason why he shouldn't reestablish himself as an elite asset in fantasy leagues.
Jul 17 - 12:05 PM

Larry Bird implied that Paul George will play major minutes at the power forward position next season whether he likes it or not.

"He don’t make the decisions around here," Bird said, responding to George saying he might play a couple minutes at the power forward slot. "I did it, I loved it after I did it, we’ll see how he feels about it. I just think offensively it’s going to be one of the greatest feelings he’s ever going to have. He’s going to find out it’s much easier [than small forward], but obviously he’s going to have to guard bigger and stronger players. I’m not going to get into a battle with Paul George about where he wants to play."
Jul 14 - 6:26 PM

Paul George said that he will not play power forward on a full-time basis for the upcoming season.

"It’s not going to be logging 30 minutes at the power forward," he said. "Whatever needs to be done. If I’ve got to play a couple of minutes at the power forward, I’m fine with it." With the Pacers playing smaller, George may be spending more than "a couple of minutes" at the 4. George also confirmed that he will play for Team USA next summer, endorsed the Pacers' offseason and said his leg is feeling good ahead of training camp.
Jul 13 - 8:59 AM

Paul George (calf) will not participate in Team USA's mini camp this summer, but he still intends to play for them during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

George is reportedly "just laying low" this summer and not participating in the camp will allow his body even more time to heal. The expectation is that George will be 100 percent for training camp, but we will have plenty of updates throughout the summer. He is expected to see a lot of time at power forward with the Pacers hoping to play small ball a lot more next year, so he should be able to become an elite fantasy asset again as long as he can stay healthy. George has reportedly held up really well in pickup games and he says he is feeling good, so it will be exciting to see him at full strength again.
Jul 11 - 11:02 AM

Larry Bird said that Paul George will be playing "a lot" at the power forward and small forward positions next season, and he may even spend some time defending the two-spot.

What this translates to is George is going to be playing a lot of minutes next season. He's coming off a major leg injury, but he was able to return for the final few games of the 2014-15 season, so he should be fine heading into training camp. He'll be worth an early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 9 - 2:37 PM

Frank Vogel vowed that the Pacers will be "very different" this season, running the court more while using Paul George at power forward "maybe a lot."

"We’re going to try to get up and down the floor a lot more than we have ... play [with] a little bit more pace," Vogel said. "Playing Paul George at the four some — maybe a lot — could give us an entirely different look." Indiana currently doesn't have an obvious starting PF, as Lavoy Allen isn't a natural PF and Luis Scola remains a free agent. Vogel also mentioned that George looks "really good" in workouts and has regained confidence in his surgically-repaired leg, so the stage is set for a huge bounce-back year for PG-13.
Jul 7 - 7:55 PM

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

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

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PG1George Hill
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2C.J. Miles
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SF1Paul George
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Myles Turner
2Lavoy Allen
3Rakeem Christmas
C1Jordan Hill
2Ian Mahinmi
3Shayne Whittington