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26-Year-Old    SF,SG    Indiana Pacers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

23.7

REB

6.6

AST

3.3

STL

1.6

BLK

0.4

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

A gruesome leg injury robbed George of nearly the entire 2014-15 campaign, but he returned better than ever last season, averaging a career-best 23.1 points to go with 7.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.6 three-pointers and 1.9 steals in 34.8 minutes per game. While Georgeís field...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 5/2/1990  College: Fresno State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #10 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Pacers on a five-year, $91.57 contract extension in September of 2013. Contract expires after the 2018-19 season.

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George registered 36 points (10-28 FG, 5-15 3Pt, 11-11 FT), 15 rebounds, nine assists and one steal across 45 minutes in a 119-114 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday in Game 3 of the series.

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Paul George NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 IND 61 20.7 7.8 3.7 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.7 45.3 76.2 1.1 0.6 3.1 2.3 29.7 2.9 6.5 1.3 1.7
2011-12 21 IND 66 29.7 12.1 5.6 2.4 1.6 0.6 1.4 44.0 80.2 1.8 0.8 4.8 3.5 38.5 4.3 9.7 2.2 2.8
2012-13 22 IND 79 37.6 17.4 7.6 4.1 1.8 0.6 2.2 41.9 80.7 2.9 1.1 6.5 5.9 36.2 6.2 14.9 2.8 3.5
2013-14 23 IND 80 36.2 21.7 6.8 3.5 1.9 0.3 2.3 42.4 86.4 2.8 0.8 6.0 6.3 36.4 7.2 17.0 5.0 5.8
2014-15 24 IND 6 15.2 8.8 3.7 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.5 36.7 72.7 2.0 0.7 3.0 3.7 40.9 3.0 8.2 1.3 1.8
2015-16 25 IND 81 34.8 23.1 7.0 4.1 1.9 0.4 2.6 41.8 86.0 3.3 1.0 6.0 7.0 37.1 7.5 17.9 5.6 6.5
2016-17 26 IND 75 35.9 23.7 6.6 3.3 1.6 0.4 2.6 46.1 89.8 2.9 0.8 5.8 6.6 39.3 8.3 18.0 4.5 5.0
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Paul George NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 44.5 25.5 11.0 7.5 2.5 0.5 4.0 30.6 92.9 2.5 2.0 9.0 12.0 33.3 7.5 24.5 6.5 7.0
Last 14 Days 4 43.0 28.0 8.8 7.3 1.8 0.3 4.5 38.6 86.7 3.3 1.3 7.5 10.5 42.9 8.5 22.0 6.5 7.5
Last 30 Days 13 40.4 30.5 7.8 5.0 2.1 0.5 4.2 48.8 85.7 2.6 0.8 7.0 9.5 43.5 10.6 21.8 5.1 5.9
Last 5 Games 5 42.4 28.8 9.2 6.4 1.6 0.2 4.6 42.2 87.9 2.8 1.0 8.2 10.4 44.2 9.2 21.8 5.8 6.6
Last 10 Games 10 41.1 30.9 8.4 5.6 2.0 0.3 4.3 48.4 84.7 2.7 0.9 7.5 10.1 42.6 10.8 22.3 5.0 5.9
Last 20 Games 20 38.8 29.0 7.6 4.3 2.0 0.5 3.8 48.2 82.9 3.0 0.8 6.8 8.9 42.7 10.2 21.1 4.9 5.9

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Paul George
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 23 CLE 102-106 44 15 7 6 4 1 4 5 21 2 3 3 9 2 5 3
Apr 20 CLE 114-119 45 36 15 9 1 0 1 10 28 11 11 5 15 2 13 4
Apr 17 @CLE 117-111 42 32 8 7 1 0 4 10 20 8 9 4 10 1 7 3
Apr 15 @CLE 109-108 41 29 5 7 1 0 4 9 19 5 7 6 8 0 5 3
Apr 12 ATL 104-86 40 32 11 3 1 0 1 12 21 3 3 5 10 0 11 3
Apr 10 @PHI 111-120 36 27 2 5 2 1 1 11 20 2 2 3 8 1 1 0
Apr 8 @ORL 112-127 40 37 7 6 0 0 2 14 22 5 7 4 9 0 7 2
Apr 6 MIL 104-89 35 23 10 1 5 0 4 9 14 3 4 2 6 1 9 3
Apr 4 TOR 108-90 40 35 10 3 2 0 3 12 25 6 6 5 10 2 8 2
Apr 2 @CLE 135-130 48 43 9 9 3 1 3 16 33 5 7 6 16 0 9 5
Mar 31 @TOR 111-100 39 28 9 3 1 0 3 10 22 4 5 4 10 0 9 3
Mar 29 @MEM 110-97 36 22 2 4 2 2 3 8 17 3 4 3 6 0 2 3
Mar 28 MIN 114-115 39 37 7 2 4 1 1 12 21 9 9 4 7 2 5 2
Mar 26 PHI 107-94 35 21 8 3 1 0 3 7 17 6 8 1 7 0 8 1
Mar 24 DEN 117-125 35 27 9 3 3 1 2 10 18 3 5 4 5 0 9 5
Mar 22 @BOS 109-100 42 37 5 2 3 1 5 11 26 10 13 5 13 1 4 3
Mar 20 UTA 107-100 36 19 8 5 2 2 3 6 20 5 5 2 7 0 8 4
Mar 19 @TOR 116-91 31 18 4 2 1 0 3 7 14 3 5 1 4 1 3 5
Mar 15 CHA 98-77 33 39 5 3 3 0 3 15 21 3 3 6 10 1 4 3
Mar 14 @NYK 87-81 38 22 10 2 0 0 6 9 22 1 1 3 8 2 8 2
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Mar 12 MIA 102-98 37 28 10 1 1 1 2 9 19 9 9 1 4 0 10 2
Mar 10 @MIL 99-85 42 18 11 6 2 0 3 5 14 8 8 0 5 1 10 4
Mar 8 DET 115-98 29 21 8 2 0 0 1 7 12 4 4 3 5 0 8 2
Mar 6 @CHA 100-88 36 36 10 5 0 0 6 15 25 0 0 6 14 0 10 4
Mar 5 @ATL 96-97 38 34 5 4 1 0 5 12 19 4 5 6 9 0 5 3
Mar 1 @SAS 100-99 34 22 6 2 1 0 3 5 18 10 10 2 7 0 6 4
Feb 27 @HOU 108-117 30 15 7 5 3 1 2 5 16 2 2 3 9 1 6 5
Feb 25 @MIA 113-95 19 10 1 1 0 0 4 3 8 4 4 0 1 1 0 3
Feb 24 MEM 102-92 34 9 9 4 1 0 4 3 12 2 2 1 5 1 8 2
Feb 16 WAS 98-111 37 17 7 3 2 0 4 6 18 4 4 1 7 0 7 1
Feb 15 @CLE 113-104 36 13 7 3 0 0 1 4 19 2 2 3 6 2 5 0
Feb 13 SAS 106-110 37 27 6 3 0 0 2 8 15 7 8 4 7 0 6 5
Feb 11 MIL 100-116 38 13 8 3 0 0 5 4 11 3 3 2 3 1 7 6
Feb 10 @WAS 112-107 36 31 4 2 0 1 1 12 23 5 7 2 6 1 3 2
Feb 8 CLE 117-132 38 22 8 6 2 1 3 9 19 2 3 2 5 1 7 2
Feb 6 OKC 93-90 33 21 8 4 2 0 5 7 20 5 6 2 9 4 4 3
Feb 4 DET 105-84 32 21 3 4 1 0 1 9 14 0 1 3 6 0 3 2
Feb 3 @BKN 97-106 37 24 11 3 2 3 3 9 22 5 5 1 5 2 9 2
Feb 1 @ORL 88-98 33 8 7 3 0 0 5 3 14 1 1 1 6 1 6 2
Jan 29 HOU 120-101 37 33 9 3 1 1 2 13 23 4 4 3 7 0 9 2
Jan 27 SAC 115-111 45 33 4 3 2 0 4 8 18 16 17 1 5 1 3 2
Jan 26 @MIN 103-109 37 32 4 5 1 0 3 12 22 5 6 3 4 1 3 4
Jan 23 NYK 103-109 39 31 7 3 2 0 3 11 24 6 7 3 10 1 6 3
Jan 21 @UTA 109-100 29 19 4 2 0 0 0 8 16 0 0 3 5 0 4 6
Jan 20 @LAL 108-95 36 21 6 2 2 1 4 8 15 2 2 3 7 1 5 0
Jan 18 @SAC 100-106 42 24 4 3 1 0 4 8 15 6 6 2 5 0 4 1
Jan 16 NOP 98-95 34 19 5 6 2 0 3 6 17 5 5 2 6 0 5 3
Jan 12 @DEN 140-112 31 10 4 3 4 0 2 2 12 4 4 2 6 0 4 1
Jan 7 NYK 123-109 28 19 3 4 2 0 4 7 16 4 4 1 4 0 3 3
Jan 5 BKN 121-109 31 26 1 3 3 0 0 10 18 4 6 2 4 0 1 0
Jan 3 @DET 116-121 36 32 6 2 0 2 2 10 17 10 10 2 3 1 5 0
Jan 1 ORL 117-104 31 19 5 3 0 0 1 5 13 6 7 3 5 1 4 3
Dec 30 CHI 111-101 37 32 4 1 2 0 4 10 20 9 9 3 10 0 4 4
Dec 28 @WAS 111-105 37 34 3 4 1 0 0 10 20 8 8 6 10 0 3 5
Dec 26 @CHI 90-85 39 14 3 8 1 0 4 6 14 1 1 1 5 0 3 2
Dec 22 BOS 102-109 41 19 8 5 2 0 5 5 16 9 10 0 3 1 7 4
Dec 20 @NYK 118-111 36 16 5 3 2 0 4 6 17 4 4 0 4 1 4 2
Dec 19 WAS 107-105 40 27 8 2 1 0 4 10 21 5 6 2 6 2 6 4
Dec 17 @DET 90-105 34 26 7 2 2 1 0 11 21 2 3 2 6 1 6 2
Dec 15 @NOP 102-95 36 18 5 4 2 0 5 6 13 4 4 2 3 1 4 5
Dec 14 @MIA 95-89 38 22 7 3 0 0 2 8 22 2 2 4 11 1 6 2
Dec 12 CHA 110-94 36 22 5 3 1 0 4 9 17 1 1 3 7 0 5 1
Dec 10 POR 118-111 36 37 5 3 3 0 2 13 27 6 7 5 10 1 4 2
Dec 9 @DAL 111-103 40 22 7 0 2 0 3 8 16 3 3 3 4 0 7 5
Dec 7 @PHO 94-109 38 25 13 1 3 0 3 8 18 8 10 1 5 2 11 3
Dec 5 @GSW 142-106 31 21 10 3 1 0 2 4 12 13 13 0 2 1 9 2
Dec 4 @LAC 102-111 34 16 7 5 3 0 2 6 13 1 1 3 6 0 7 5
Nov 30 @POR 131-109 Did Not Play
Nov 27 LAC 91-70 Did Not Play
Nov 25 BKN 118-97 Did Not Play
Nov 23 ATL 85-96 38 18 6 3 3 0 3 6 22 4 4 2 11 1 5 2
Nov 21 GSW 83-120 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @OKC 111-115 Did Not Play
Nov 18 PHO 96-116 Did Not Play
Nov 16 CLE 103-93 37 21 11 5 2 1 3 8 18 2 2 3 9 0 11 1
Nov 14 ORL 88-69 34 13 6 5 2 1 2 5 16 2 2 1 5 1 5 1
Nov 12 BOS 99-105 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @PHI 109-105 40 26 8 4 2 0 1 9 20 7 7 1 4 3 5 5
Nov 9 PHI 122-115 32 28 7 3 1 0 5 13 22 0 0 2 7 1 6 3
Nov 7 @CHA 122-100 33 10 7 6 2 0 5 4 12 1 1 1 6 2 5 2
Nov 5 CHI 111-94 29 13 6 3 2 0 1 5 10 0 0 3 5 2 4 3
Nov 3 @MIL 125-107 37 23 5 1 1 3 6 9 20 1 3 4 8 1 4 3
Nov 1 LAL 115-108 37 30 7 1 4 1 6 8 16 12 12 2 5 2 5 2
Oct 29 @CHI 118-101 24 20 1 3 1 0 3 8 12 0 0 4 5 0 1 4
Oct 28 @BKN 103-94 36 22 9 2 2 0 1 8 22 4 4 2 8 1 8 2
Oct 26 DAL 130-121 43 25 8 6 0 0 2 7 14 7 8 4 5 0 8 2
Paul George Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #2 Power Forward

1.  Paul George

2.  Lance Stephenson

3.  Glenn Robinson

4.  C.J. Miles

5.  Georges Niang

6.  Thaddeus Young

Indiana Pacers

True Shooting Percentage

58.7%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Paul George has a true shooting percentage of 58.7%.

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

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Paul George NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 IND 61 36.0 13.5 6.4 1.8 1.8 0.7 1.2 45.3 76.2 2.0 1.1 5.3 3.9 29.7 5.1 11.2 2.2 2.9
2011-12 21 IND 66 36.0 14.7 6.8 2.9 2.0 0.7 1.7 44.0 80.2 2.2 1.0 5.8 4.3 38.5 5.2 11.7 2.7 3.3
2012-13 22 IND 79 36.0 16.7 7.3 4.0 1.7 0.6 2.1 41.9 80.7 2.8 1.1 6.2 5.7 36.2 6.0 14.2 2.7 3.3
2013-14 23 IND 80 36.0 21.6 6.7 3.5 1.9 0.3 2.3 42.4 86.4 2.8 0.8 5.9 6.2 36.4 7.2 16.9 5.0 5.8
2014-15 24 IND 6 36.0 21.0 8.7 2.4 2.0 0.4 3.6 36.7 72.7 4.7 1.6 7.1 8.7 40.9 7.1 19.4 3.2 4.4
2015-16 25 IND 81 36.0 23.9 7.2 4.2 1.9 0.4 2.7 41.8 86.0 3.4 1.0 6.2 7.2 37.1 7.7 18.5 5.8 6.7
2016-17 26 IND 75 36.0 23.8 6.6 3.4 1.6 0.4 2.6 46.1 89.8 2.9 0.8 5.8 6.6 39.3 8.3 18.0 4.5 5.0
2016-17 Projections 26 IND 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Paul George

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Paul George NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 20 IND 61 1265 476 224 65 62 26 41 45.3 76.2 70 37 187 138 29.7 179 395 77 101
2011-12 21 IND 66 1958 798 370 158 108 38 90 44.0 80.2 117 56 314 234 38.5 281 639 146 182
2012-13 22 IND 79 2972 1377 603 327 143 51 170 41.9 80.7 233 88 515 469 36.2 493 1176 221 274
2013-14 23 IND 80 2898 1737 542 283 151 22 182 42.4 86.4 224 64 478 500 36.4 577 1362 401 464
2014-15 24 IND 6 91 53 22 6 5 1 9 36.7 72.7 12 4 18 22 40.9 18 49 8 11
2015-16 25 IND 81 2819 1874 563 329 152 29 210 41.8 86.0 265 79 484 566 37.1 605 1449 454 528
2016-17 26 IND 75 2689 1775 492 251 119 27 195 46.1 89.8 220 58 434 496 39.3 622 1348 336 374
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Paul George NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 20 IND 61 20.7 54.2 50.5 11.3 12.2 0.9 8.9
2011-12 21 IND 66 29.7 55.5 51.0 15.9 11.8 1.4 14.6
2012-13 22 IND 79 37.6 53.1 49.1 17.6 12.6 1.4 19.4
2013-14 23 IND 80 36.2 55.5 49.0 13.7 10.8 1.3 20.8
2014-15 24 IND 6 15.2 49.2 45.9 8.4 16.7 0.5 6.8
2015-16 25 IND 81 34.8 55.7 49.0 14.5 11.6 1.2 21.8
2016-17 26 IND 75 35.9 58.7 53.4 12.7 11.1 1.1 22.4
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George scored 32 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 8-9 FT) with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal across 42 minutes in a 117-111 Game 2 loss to the Cavs on Monday.

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George scored 29 points (9-19 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding seven assists, five rebounds and a steal in 41 minutes during Saturday's 109-108 Game 1 loss to the Cavaliers.

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George recorded 32 points (12-21 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal across 40 minutes in Wednesday's 104-86 win over the Hawks.

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George scored 37 points (14-22 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding seven rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes during Saturday's 127-112 win over the Magic.

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George accumulated 23 points (9-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four steals and one assist across 35 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 victory over the Bucks.

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George scored 35 points (12-25 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes during Tuesday's 108-90 win over the Raptors.

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George scored 43 points (16-33 FG, 6-16 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one block across 48 minutes during Sunday's 135-130 double-overtime loss to the Cavaliers.

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George generated 28 points (10-22 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one steal across 39 minutes in a 111-100 loss to the Raptors on Friday.

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George scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 110-97 loss to the Grizzlies.

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George scored 37 points (12-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 9-9 FT) while adding seven rebounds, four steals and two assists in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 115-114 loss to the Timberwolves.

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George recorded 27 points (10-16 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot over 34 minutes in Friday's 125-117 loss to the Nuggets.

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George scored 37 points (11-26 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 10-13 FT) with five rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block across 42 minutes of play in Wednesday's 109-100 loss to the Celtics.

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2015-16

After suffering a gruesome leg injury during the summer of 2014, George hopes this season to return to his all-star form. Last year, George spent the majority of the season recovering from surgery to repair compound tibia and fibula fractures in his right leg. He then joined the Pacers for the last six games of their season, immediately proving his worth as the team finished with a 5-1 record. But George was not himself, averaging only 8.8 points, 3.7 boards, and 1.0 assist in 15 minutes per game. That's a far cry from his five-year career averages of 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. The star small forward now returns to a much different Pacers team. Plodding, half-court set veterans David West and Roy Hibbert are gone. New arrival and push-the-pace combo guard Monta Ellis joins Paul George as possibly the only other reliable scorer in the starting lineup. The new Pacers will look to play lock-down defense and push the pace for easier buckets. It was only two years ago when George averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 steals. Assuming he's fully recovered, a return to those averages seems likely. The Pacers will once again heavily rely on this leadership at both ends of the court. Make sure you keep an eye out for George during your next fantasy draft -- a big bounce back year is in order.

2014-15

George had successful surgery in early August to repair compound tibia and fibula fractures in his right leg. He is expected to be out 12 to 18 months. While the Pacers have not completely ruled out the possibility of George returning near the end of the season, he's effectively out for the season and should not be drafted in standard fantasy leagues. Managers playing in keeper leagues or dynasty formats should only invest in him in the earlier part of drafts if they have injured reserve spots in which to stash George for the season.

2013-14

A lot of the hype surrounding George this year is based on his impressive postseason, where he went toe-to-toe with LeBron James at times in the Eastern Conference finals. His averages of 19.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 three-pointers in 19 playoff games should certainly peak the interest of fantasy owners for what may lie ahead, but he was seeing 41 minutes per game in the playoffs, compared to 38 mpg in the regular season. The excitement for a budding superstar whose best seasons are almost definitely ahead of him is understandable. But for a guy who will get a first-round grade from many experts, it should be noted that he only shot 42 percent from the field last year. That's not bad for a mid-round scorer, but there's a significant gap when considering George versus other studs who will be available at the end of the first round. The good news is that his 2.2 three-pointers per game and 81 percent free-throw shooting last season will help to make up for his lack of efficiency overall on offense - at least to this point in his career. There's no doubt that he has room for growth in points (17.4 ppg), assists (4.1 apg) and blocks (0.6 bpg), but owners who take him should be confident in blanket improvements for George in his fourth season, if they plan to take him with their first pick on draft day.

2012-13

George grew both as a player and in the literal sense in his sophomore campaign, as his statistics improved across all categories after he grew two inches during the offseason. George finished with averages of 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.4 three pointers per game. It was on the defensive end where George really left his mark, as his rangy 6-foot-10 frame created matchup problems for opposing guards, resulting in George collecting 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. If there is a nit to pick with George, itís that he noticeably regressed in the postseason. Despite receiving roughly four more minutes of action per game in the playoffs, George provided only 9.7 points per game on a feeble 38.9 percent shooting from the field. Fortunately for George, heís still just 22 years old, and part of his postseason struggles can be attributed to inexperience. More importantly, George is still bigger than any guard in the league, and should see his rebounds, steals and blocks per game increase with the added minutes heís expected to receive this season. Georgeís only real threat for playing time is Gerald Green, a former first-round pick who returned to the NBA last season with the Nets after a three-year layoff. Green may provide more offensive potential than George, but the identity of this Pacers team is rooted in defense, and George is a pivotal part of that mission.

2011-12

George was used as the teamís starting shooting guard down the stretch and in the playoffs last season, but his role is complicated by the Pacers acquisition of George Hill. Hillís exact role was not announced before teams were given a hush order at the onset of the lockout. Through 19 games as the teamís starting shooting guard, George averaged 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 three-pointers, 1.1 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.4 turnovers in 24 minutes. His skill set is similar to Danny Grangerís, leading many to speculate that the Pacers are open to trading their franchise player. Regardless of Grangerís fate with the team, it appears Indiana is committed to using George as a starter on the wing. He should contribute in three-pointers, steals and blocks if given enough minutes this season, making him useful due to his versatility.

2010-11

George is Indianaís highest selection in years and will be given a chance to earn minutes right away. Heís an athletic scorer, but loves to shoot from the perimeter, especially the 3-ball. Thatís something coach Jim OíBrien wonít discourage, but George tends to fall in love with the outside shot, when he could just as easily outrun defenders to the basket. Shot selection and decision making are the concerns entering his rookie season. The Pacers would be wise to develop George alongside Darren Collison and Danny Granger.