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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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Paul George (leg) went through a full practice on Thursday, but he remains without an official timetable to return.
This was George's first full practice since sustaining his gruesome leg injury less than seven months ago, and he was seen running with the starters. Head coach Frank Vogel said, "[George has] got a long way to go before he gets cleared to play," but remained hopeful that he'd be able to return at some point this season. George offers plenty of upside and again stated his desire to return by mid-March following Thursday’s practice. If your team is in a position where you can afford to hold on to the dead roster space while he gets himself into game shape, George is certainly worth the risk. Feb 26 - 2:56 PM

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Paul George expanded on his timetable for return from a serious leg injury on Friday, which hasn't changed from today's earlier report that he's targeting a mid-March return to game action.

"March 1 isn't when I wanted to play my first game, but when I wanted to be full-out practicing, doing up-and-down full court without any restrictions or limitations," George said. "From there on, it's seeing how far I can progress to where I play my first game. My hope is it's an opponent where I feel comfortable coming back to where there isn't too much pressure to perform, where I can ease my way back in. But I want to say around mid-March, I could probably come back around that time." As we said earlier, if your team is in a good position, you have roster space or an IR slot, he could be worth the gamble.
Feb 13 - 8:14 PM

Paul George (leg) said on Friday that he is targeting a return for mid-March.

George said he hopes to begin going through full contact practices on March 1, after which he'd give himself another two weeks to get into game shape. That would have him returning for the Pacers' game against the Celtics on March 14, and it's worth noting that Larry Bird said he would not hold George back from returning to the court this season if deemed healthy. If George does indeed come back on March 14, he'll be returning right around the first week of fantasy playoffs in most head-to-head leagues; and because he'll likely be brought along slowly, he may be a difficult guy to roster. That being said, if your team is in a good position, and you can stand the dead roster space (or have an IR spot), George could prove to be worth the gamble.
Feb 13 - 5:02 PM

Paul George (leg) said on Thursday that he has been doing "everything except for contact" in practice.

George said that he is hoping to return to full practice on the first day of March, but also added that he is still uncertain as to whether or not he will be able to play this season. It's going to take a while for him to build up his conditioning when he is fully cleared, so George is really only worth a stash if you have an open injured-reserve spot on your roster. We will monitor this story very closely in the coming weeks, and will continually provide updates on his status moving forward.
Feb 5 - 2:38 PM

Paul George (leg) went through drills and pregame warmups again on Wednesday, though he remains out indefinitely.

George wrote an intriguing Tweet on Tuesday, which read, "March?!" Since opening night he's been considered doubtful to play this season and we're not reading much into the Tweet. Pacers president Larry Bird did say that George could play if he's medically cleared, however, and this trail of breadcrumbs gives enough incentive to stash George in leagues with an injured-reserve spot.
Feb 4 - 5:45 PM

Pacers president Larry Bird said Paul George (leg) could return this season if he is deemed healthy.

Bird said he was told that George would be healed seven months after his injury and added "that will be in March and we'll go from there. If he gets healthy and they say he can play and he wants to play, we'll let him play." While the playoff-hungry Bird may want George back, it remains unlikely that George will return this season so he can be left on waivers in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
Feb 3 - 11:47 AM

Head coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) has increased his workload, but he's still being limited to non-contact work.

George remains extremely unlikely to suit up this season, so he can remain on the waiver wire unless you're in a keeper league. We'll continue to provide updates on his progress, but there's been no indication that he will play this year.
Jan 27 - 5:50 PM

Paul George (leg) was spotted throwing down a vicious dunk during Thursday's practice.

This is impressive as he's just six months removed from suffering a gruesome leg injury, but he still remains out for the 2014-15 season. We'll continue to provide updates as they become available, and you can click the link below if you'd like to see the video of his throw-down for yourself.
Jan 15 - 4:24 PM

Paul George (leg) said his goal is to play this season.

He is only doing work in the pool right now and plans to do more court work soon. George is still highly unlikely to make it back on the court for game action this year, but you have to admire his commitment to returning.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Roy Hibbert said Paul George is working out regularly and his upper body is "a lot bigger."

"He's almost looking like LeBron," Hibbert said. Frank Vogel has said it's "very unlikely" George will return this season, and we do not expect him back on the court in any capacity for the Pacers. It's still good news to hear that George is exercising regularly without any kind of complications from his injury.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Paul George shot around following the Pacers' practice on Monday, making jumpers out to the 3-point line.

It's amazing to see George on the court less than three months after suffering a multiple compound fracture to his right leg. Despite his encouraging progress and optimism that he can return if Indiana makes the playoffs, he remains out indefinitely. The Pacers are proceeding as though he won't return during the 2014-15 season, and he's only worth owning if you don't mind stashing him in an IR spot all year.
Source: YouTube
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 05:03:00 PM

The Pacers are approaching the upcoming season as if Paul George will not return.

"I want him to push his rehab to try to get back as soon as it’s safe, but we’re going forward like he’s not going to play this year," said Pacers' coach Frank Vogel. "Our approach with the team is we have to become a great basketball team without Paul George. If he makes it back sooner than then, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it." George stated during media day that he hopes to be ready to play by the playoffs, but after suffering such a brutal injury a return for the 2014-15 season is not likely (nor are the Pacers' hopes of making the playoffs). Fantasy owners in redraft leagues should operate the same way as Vogel, and ignore George on draft day.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 06:59:00 PM

Paul George (leg) was back in a walking boot on Tuesday after shedding it for team photos on Monday.

George is still hopeful to return this season if the Pacers make the playoffs, but that may not be the likeliest scenario following the broken leg he suffered during a scrimmage with Team USA this summer. While George shouldn't be drafted in standard redraft leagues, fantasy owners should be looking at Solomon Hill as a late-round flier as he has a good chance to inherit George's minutes.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Paul George said at media day that he hopes to be able to play in the playoffs for the Pacers, assuming they make it to the postseason.

"It's very possible that I can play (this season)," George said. "I've talked to all the guys and said, 'Man, you guys have to get in the playoffs. That's the best chance I've got of coming back and playing this year." George was wearing shoes on both feet and not using crutches for the first time since breaking his leg a couple months ago. George can talk all he wants about getting back on the court at some time in the next seven months, but it's still unlikely to happen. And the chances of the Pacers making the playoffs don't look too great, either.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Paul George (leg) was not wearing a walking boot at media day on Monday.

He didn't have a noticeable limp and he might be ahead of schedule. Still, the Pacers were granted the disabled player exception, so he won't be returning to the court in 2014-15. The Pacers will need multiple players to step up to help on both sides of the ball.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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