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13 Paul George SF
Height/Weight: 6-9/220 | Birthdate: 5/2/1990 | Birthplace: Palmdale, CA | Team: Indiana Pacers | College: Fresno State | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 71/54 | Average Draft Position: 82.00
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Report: Pacers preparing for Paul George to be unavailable


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Pacers are preparing for the season as if injured forward Paul George will not be available at any point, though they have yet to officially rule him out, Vigilant Sports reports.

"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," head coach Frank Vogel said Friday. "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 broke his tibia and fibula on Aug. 1 during a Team USA scrimmage and could need 12-18 months to fully heal.


Doctor: Paul George's injury could need 12-18 months to heal


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Pacers forward Paul George will spend the next three days in a Las Vegas hospital following successful surgery to repair his broken right leg Friday.

George suffered an open tibula-fibula fracture during a scrimmage for Team USA Friday, and at this point the Pacers have no expected timetable for George's possible recovery. However, Dr. Patrick Kersey, who treated Louisville guard Kevin Ware following a similar injury, told NBA.com George could need 12-18 months to fully heal.

George's 2014-15 season is in doubt following this injury, though Ware was back on the floor less than eight months following his injury. The Pacers will likely begin carving out a recovery schedule in the coming months. 


Paul George suffers gruesome leg injury in Team USA scrimmage


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Pacers forward Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury while playing for Team USA during showcase scrimmage in Las Vegas on Friday.

George sustained the injury while contesting a layup from James Harden. He banged his right leg against the basket stanchion, likely suffering a horrific fracture. He was immediately attended by a medical staff and had a splint placed on his leg before he was stretchered off the court. The game was called after the incident.

George had a breakout season for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 80 games. He will likely miss a significant period of time moving forward.

Paul George saves Pacers season with 37-point effort


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Pacers forward Paul George refused to let his team's season end, as he nearly matched a career playoff high in scoring in a 93-90 win over the Heat Wednesday.

Down 3-1 in the series heading into Game 5, George took over for the Pacers. He scored 37 points, with much of the damage coming in a 20-point fourth quarter. He shot 15 of 28 from the field and 5 for 14 from three-point ranger, while adding six rebounds, two assists and six steals in the win.

Coming off a breakout season, George has maintained his strong production in the post season. He is averaging 22.3 points, 4.0 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game in 18 postseason performances heading into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finales.  


Paul George can't find his shot from downtown in Game 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Pacers guard Paul George had a hard time finding his shot from behind the arc, knocking down just one 3-pointer in his first game back from a concussion Saturday night in Miami.

George scored 17 points on 5 of 13 from the floor, including 1 of 6 from downtown, and 6 of 10 from the free throw line in a 99-87 Game 3 defeat. He also chipped in with four assists, two rebounds and one steal while logging 32 minutes of game action. George is averaging 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists over his last five postseason games.

Paul George cleared to play in Game 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Pacers guard Paul George has been cleared, and is expected to play without restrictions in Game 3 against the Heat Saturday.

George suffered a concussion late in Game 2 after he was kneed in the head accidentally by Dwyane Wade, but made it through the league-mandated concussion protocol before being cleared to play.


Paul George diagnosed with concussion one day after Game 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Pacers guard Paul George has been diagnosed with a concussion, after taking a shot to the head late in Tuesday's game against the Heat.

George was accidentally kneed in the back of the head during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but was able to play through the rest of the game after passing the league's concussion protocol from the bench. He also passed a concussion test after the game, but the team ordered another evaluation Wednesday, after he told reporters he blacked out and had blurred vision for the rest of the day.

George much be held out of all activity until he is symptom-free at rest, and he must also pass a baseline neurological exam, per the league's policy. Fortunately for the Pacers, the team is off until Saturday, giving him three full days off to pass any tests and work his way back. 


Paul George 'blacked out' after hit to head


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Pacers guard Paul George took a shot to the back of the head in Tuesday's game against the Heat, and it might have left him with some concussion concerns moving forward.

Heat guard Dwyane Wade accidentally kneed George in the head as both players went for a loose ball, and though George would end up missing no time in the game, he admitted to having some possible concussion symptoms after the game.

"I blacked out as soon as it happened, he told reporters after the game. "And then however much time was remaining, I was just blurry."

The team's website announced after the game George did go through the concussion protocol without issue on the bench before he was cleared to return to the game. After his admission following the game, however, he might have to be cleared again before Game 3, set for Saturday. 


Paul George scores career playoff-high 39 points in Game 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Pacers forward Paul George went off on Sunday, becaming the first Pacer since 2006 to score more than 35 points in a playoff game.

George scored a career playoff-high 39 points and 12 rebounds to lead his team past the Wizards 95-92 in Game 4. He shot 12 of 20 from the floor, including 7 of 10 from 3-point land, and 8 of 10 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with two steals in 46 minutes. He is averaging 23.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists this postseason.

Paul George scores 30 in Game 7 win vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Pacers forward Paul George helped lead his team to a series-ending 92-80 win in Game 7 against the Hawks Saturday, scoring 30 points on 11 of 23 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds.

It was the sixth double-double of the seven-game series for George, who made just one of his eight three-point attempts while recording three assists and two steals. The top-seeded Pacers advance to face the No. 5 seed Wizards, who won their first-round matchup in five games. That series will begin Monday in Indiana.


Pacers resting three starters Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Indiana starters Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West will all take a seat Wednesday for the last game of the season, according to the team website.

The Pacers have locked up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, so coach Frank Vogel has decided to give some of his guys the night off before the playoffs start.


Rest over: Pacers starters back in action Friday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Frank Vogel's plan to rest his starting five was short-lived, as ESPN reported Friday that Paul George, Roy Hibbert, David West, Lance Stephenson and George Hill will take the floor against Miami.

This doesn't come as a surprise with the Pacers now clinging to a one-game lead over the Heat atop the Eastern Conference standings.


Pacers resting all five starters Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) The Pacers will go ahead with their plan to rest key players heading into the playoffs, as the Indianapolis Star reports that Roy Hibbert, David West, Paul George, Lance Stephenson and George Hill will all take a seat when what's left of the team plays Milwaukee Wednesday.

Coach Frank Vogel had said that Indiana would employ this tactic, but it will be interesting to see if the rest continues on Friday when the Pacers take on Miami, the team just inches ahead of Indiana for No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. 


Paul George records second career triple-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Pacers forward Paul George stuffed the stat sheet despite having a rough shooting night on Friday, posting his second career triple-double in a 91-79 win over the Bulls.

George scored 10 points on 3 of 13 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from downtown, and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He also contributed with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal while logging 37 minutes of game action. He is averaging 21.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists over his last five games.

Paul George drops 30 despite subpar shooting


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Pacers forward Paul George struggled to get his jumper to fall Saturday, but still ended up scoring 30 points in a 112-104 overtime win over the Pistons.

George didn't shoot poorly overall, but couldn't get his 3-pointers to fall consistently. He shot 9 of 19 from the field and just 2 for 10 overall, though he made up for any issues by going 10 for 10 at the free-throw line. George finished with 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals, while turning the ball over just twice in 46 minutes.

After a hot start, George has settled in as a very solid scorer this season. He is averaging 20.4 points per game in the month of March, meaning he has topped 20 in each month so far. 


Paul George picks up eighth double-double


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Pacers guard Paul George led the team in scoring Tuesday against the Warriors, though he struggled with his shot in a 98-96 loss.

George scored 26 points, but shot just 8 of 23 from the field. He did make three 3-pointers while going 7 for 8 from the free-throw line, and he added 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. He added four assists and turned the ball over just once in 40 minutes of action.

George is enjoying the best season of his career, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, but he has struggled with his shot over the last few months. Since Jan. 1, he is shooting 40.7 percent from the field, compared to 43.9 percent overall. 


Paul George cracks 30-point mark again vs. Bucks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Pacers forward Paul George caught fire from downtown and cracked the 30-point mark for the second game in a row Saturday night against Bucks in Milwaukee.

George shot 10 of 18 from the floor, including 5 of 7 from downtown, and 7 of 9 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 32 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal while logging 36 minutes of game action in a 110-100 victory. He has averaged 24.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last five games played.


Paul George scores team-high 26 points vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Pacers forward Paul George scored a team-high 26 points on 8 of 18 shooting, including 4 of 8 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 108-98 win over the Hawks Tuesday.

George also hit all six of his free throws to continue his perfect February streak, in which he's successfully converted 35 straight free-throw attempts. He also chipped in three assists, three steals and two rebounds in 28 minutes Tuesday. George has averaged 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists over 54 games played.


John Wall leads the way in East dunk contest victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Wizards guard John Wall isn't the biggest guy in the league, but his leaping abilities are well known. One of three point guards in Saturday's dunk contest, Wall rose above the competition and earned the Dunker of the Night award for his part in the contest.

Wall helped the Eastern conference teams win the initial freestyle round along with Paul George and Terrence Ross, and then took down Ben McLemore in the head-to-head round with a reverse double-pump dunk over the Wizards' mascot to earn the fan's vote.

Wall will make his first appearance in an All-Star game Sunday, as he is in the midst of the best season of his career. He is averaging 19.8 points, 8.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in his 52 appearances. 


Paul George held to 12 points for second straight game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Pacers forward Paul George scored just 12 points for the second consecutive game Wednesday, making just four of his 17 shots in his team's 81-73 loss to the Mavericks.

George has scored 12 points or less just eight times this season, so his struggles from the field have been uncommon. He managed to record seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes Wednesday. George has averaged 22.2 points and 6.4 rebounds over 52 games played.


Paul George connects on five treys in loss to Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Pacers guard Paul George caught fire from behind the arc on Sunday, connecting on five 3-pointers in his team's 93-92 loss to the Magic in Orlando.

George scored a team-high 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3-point land, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in 35 minutes of game action, also adding seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. He has averaged 19.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last five games played.

Paul George stuck in a shooting slump


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Pacers guard Paul George continued his subpar shooting Tuesday against the Hawks, nailing less than half of his shots for the sixth game in a row.

George scored 18 points, but he struggled with his efficiency throughout. He scored his 18 on 6 of 16 shooting, including a 2-for-8 mark from three-point range; a 4-for-4 showing at the free-throw line salvaged an otherwise poor game. He added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, but also turned the ball over five times in the 89-85 win.

George is in the midst of a breakout campaign, but has had some struggles with his shot along the way. Over his last six games, George is averaging 16.2 points per game while shooting just 32.0 percent from the field, but is averaging a career-best 22.8 points per game. 


Paul George pours 36 in OT thriller


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2014) In his first game after being named an All-Star starter for the first time in his career, Pacers guard Paul George continued his dominant play on Friday, scoring a team-high 36 points on 12 of 22 shooting from the field, including 4 of 10 from downtown, and 8 of 8 from the free throw line in 116-111 overtime win over Sacramento.

George helped his team overcome a 17-point deficit, and knocked down three of his four treys in the second half, including two in the third quarter. He knocked down a 3-pointer and was fouled by Derrick Williams, converting a 4-point play with 15 seconds left in regulation. He also scored eight of his 36 points in overtime.

George did all of his damage in 41 minutes of game action, also chipping in with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four steals. He has had eight games with at least 30 points this season. Two of them have come over his last five games. He has averaged 29.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists over that span.

Four first-time starters highlight All-Star lineups


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) The NBA announced the starting lineups for this year's All-Star game Thursday, and the lineup features some new faces.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be making his first All-Star appearance after being voted in by the fans, and he is joined by Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (16th appearance) in the Western Conference backcourt. The Western frontcourt consists of another first-time starter inTimberwolves forward Kevin Love (3rd), as well as Thunder forward Kevin Durant (5th) andClippers forward Blake Griffin (4th).

In the Eastern Conference, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2nd) and Pacers forward Paul George (2nd) are both making their first appearances in the starting lineup. They are joined by All-Star mainstays in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7th) and Heat teammates Dwyane Wade (10th) and LeBron James (10th).

The reserves for the teams will be announced Jan. 30. 


Paul George leads the way in win over Warriors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Pacers guard Paul George got off to a fast start Monday night, and proved to be enough as his team took care of the Warriors on the road, 102-94.

George scored 14 of his team-high 23 points in the first quarter. He went 9 of 20 shooting from the field, including 3 of 7 from 3-point land, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in 36 minutes of game action, also adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

George has scored 23-plus points in four consecutive games. He has averaged 28.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 54.2 percent shooting from the field, including 57.1 percent from downtown over that span.