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Paul George

28-Year-Old        Oklahoma City Thunder

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

21.9

REB

5.7

AST

3.3

STL

2.0

BLK

0.5

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

At 27 years old, George begins a new chapter in his NBA career this season after being traded to the Thunder in June for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. He heads to Oklahoma City with two years remaining on his current contract, but the second year holds a player option...

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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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Paul George Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $136.91 million contract with the Thunder in July of 2018.

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George (ankle) agreed Sunday with the Thunder on a four-year, $137 million max contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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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
2017-18 27 OKC 79 36.6 21.9 5.7 3.3 2.0 0.5 3.1 43.0 82.2 2.7 0.9 4.7 7.7 40.1 7.3 17.0 4.3 5.2
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 42.6 22.4 5.8 3.2 1.4 0.8 2.2 36.0 85.3 4.0 0.4 5.4 8.2 26.8 7.2 20.0 5.8 6.8
Last 10 Games 10 40.0 25.9 5.7 2.5 1.3 0.5 3.8 41.0 87.1 3.5 0.9 4.8 9.5 40.0 8.0 19.5 6.1 7.0
Last 20 Games 20 38.6 22.6 6.0 3.1 1.7 0.4 2.9 39.7 86.5 3.1 0.9 5.1 8.0 36.5 7.1 17.9 5.5 6.3

 

2017-18 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 27 @UTA 96-91 45 5 3 8 1 0 6 2 16 1 2 0 6 0 3 3
Apr 25 UTA 107-99 45 34 8 2 2 1 2 12 26 8 10 2 6 1 7 5
Apr 23 @UTA 113-96 40 32 6 2 2 0 6 9 21 12 12 2 9 1 5 3
Apr 21 @UTA 115-102 40 23 2 3 2 0 3 7 16 6 6 3 8 0 2 2
Apr 18 UTA 95-102 43 18 10 1 0 3 3 6 21 2 4 4 12 0 10 2
Apr 15 UTA 116-108 38 36 7 0 1 0 4 13 20 2 2 8 11 2 5 2
Apr 11 MEM 137-123 34 40 4 2 2 1 2 13 20 6 8 8 14 1 3 3
Apr 9 @MIA 93-115 37 27 3 1 1 0 1 7 19 8 9 5 13 0 3 2
Apr 7 @HOU 102-108 41 24 6 4 2 0 5 6 17 9 10 3 7 1 5 4
Apr 3 GSW 107-111 37 20 8 2 0 0 3 5 19 7 7 3 9 3 5 2
Apr 1 @NOP 104-109 37 27 8 2 3 0 1 9 24 6 6 3 11 1 7 3
Mar 30 DEN 125-126 41 13 6 4 3 0 2 4 12 4 7 1 3 3 3 4
Mar 29 @SAS 103-99 39 26 7 6 4 0 3 9 20 5 5 3 6 0 7 3
Mar 25 POR 105-108 39 16 2 2 1 1 2 4 15 8 8 0 7 0 2 2
Mar 23 MIA 105-99 37 12 5 4 2 0 3 3 16 6 7 0 6 2 3 4
Mar 20 @BOS 100-99 39 24 13 1 1 0 4 9 19 1 1 5 8 1 12 5
Mar 18 @TOR 125-132 37 22 5 3 3 0 5 6 14 10 12 0 3 1 4 5
Mar 16 LAC 121-113 38 19 7 7 3 1 3 6 13 5 5 2 6 1 6 3
Mar 13 @ATL 107-119 26 12 4 3 1 0 1 5 12 0 1 2 5 0 4 1
Mar 12 SAC 106-101 38 21 6 5 0 0 3 7 18 3 4 4 9 0 6 3
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Mar 10 SAS 104-94 37 11 9 5 1 2 4 4 16 2 2 1 8 0 9 3
Mar 8 PHO 115-87 29 21 4 3 0 2 2 7 16 3 4 4 7 0 4 5
Mar 6 HOU 112-122 38 17 4 5 3 0 1 7 16 1 2 2 8 1 3 4
Mar 3 @POR 108-100 37 21 7 4 0 1 3 8 19 5 6 0 7 0 7 2
Mar 2 @PHO 116-124 37 20 5 5 2 2 3 6 16 5 6 3 9 0 5 2
Feb 28 @DAL 110-111 42 23 11 6 1 0 6 8 18 5 6 2 6 2 9 3
Feb 26 ORL 112-105 37 26 8 3 1 0 2 9 20 6 7 2 7 3 5 2
Feb 24 @GSW 112-80 33 5 5 3 2 0 1 1 14 2 3 1 9 3 2 4
Feb 22 @SAC 107-110 37 26 7 8 1 0 0 7 17 9 9 3 8 0 7 0
Feb 14 @MEM 114-121 38 28 6 4 2 0 1 10 15 2 3 6 9 1 5 2
Feb 13 CLE 112-120 40 25 4 6 1 0 3 8 19 4 4 5 13 0 4 3
Feb 11 MEM 110-92 35 33 1 8 3 1 2 10 24 8 11 5 10 0 1 3
Feb 8 @LAL 106-81 34 29 9 3 2 1 6 11 25 2 6 5 12 2 7 2
Feb 6 @GSW 105-125 36 38 5 3 6 0 3 11 23 10 12 6 11 1 4 4
Feb 4 LAL 104-108 40 26 7 3 2 0 4 10 19 3 4 3 6 2 5 5
Feb 2 NOP 100-114 38 15 4 3 2 0 2 4 16 5 5 2 9 0 4 1
Feb 1 @DEN 127-124 36 43 5 5 2 0 1 19 26 0 0 5 8 1 4 2
Jan 30 @WAS 102-96 36 28 6 0 0 0 2 8 14 8 10 4 8 2 4 1
Jan 28 PHI 122-112 38 31 4 4 4 0 2 9 17 9 11 4 9 1 3 2
Jan 27 @DET 108-121 36 26 3 2 3 0 0 6 13 10 12 4 7 1 2 2
Jan 25 WAS 121-112 38 18 2 4 4 0 4 6 19 4 4 2 9 0 2 1
Jan 23 BKN 109-108 37 28 9 1 0 0 0 9 20 9 11 1 7 2 7 3
Jan 20 @CLE 124-148 32 36 7 2 0 0 1 12 19 7 8 5 11 0 7 3
Jan 17 LAL 114-90 31 13 5 3 0 0 2 5 14 0 0 3 9 1 4 3
Jan 15 SAC 95-88 36 18 4 4 5 1 3 7 17 3 4 1 5 1 3 4
Jan 13 @CHA 91-101 35 17 8 0 1 1 2 6 14 3 4 2 5 3 5 2
Jan 10 @MIN 104-88 38 13 6 4 0 1 4 5 14 2 2 1 4 0 6 5
Jan 9 POR 106-117 33 22 4 2 0 0 3 8 18 1 2 5 9 0 4 4
Jan 7 @PHO 114-100 34 19 8 5 1 0 5 5 14 6 7 3 8 0 8 2
Jan 4 @LAC 117-127 35 31 6 3 0 1 3 12 16 2 2 5 8 0 6 5
Jan 3 @LAL 96-133 27 24 2 3 3 0 3 9 14 3 4 3 7 0 2 3
Dec 31 DAL 113-116 34 25 1 2 1 2 1 6 12 9 11 4 7 0 1 4
Dec 29 MIL 95-97 Did Not Play
Dec 27 TOR 124-107 37 33 8 2 1 0 2 11 17 4 5 7 10 1 7 4
Dec 25 HOU 112-107 41 24 5 4 1 0 5 8 15 4 4 4 7 0 5 5
Dec 23 @UTA 89-103 37 26 5 1 6 2 2 10 17 2 2 4 7 3 2 2
Dec 22 ATL 120-117 40 17 5 2 3 1 5 4 12 7 10 2 5 2 3 3
Dec 20 UTA 107-79 30 18 4 4 2 1 2 5 12 6 7 2 6 0 4 3
Dec 18 DEN 95-94 39 8 6 1 3 2 3 3 13 1 2 1 6 0 6 0
Dec 16 @NYK 111-96 37 18 9 4 2 1 2 6 14 2 4 4 7 4 5 2
Dec 15 @PHI 117-119 45 24 5 1 3 0 2 8 23 3 4 5 11 1 4 5
Dec 13 @IND 95-100 33 12 2 5 3 0 4 3 14 4 4 2 7 1 1 3
Dec 11 CHA 103-116 34 20 5 1 1 0 4 7 14 4 4 2 4 1 4 3
Dec 9 @MEM 101-102 Did Not Play
Dec 7 @BKN 100-95 Did Not Play
Dec 5 UTA 100-94 40 21 3 1 2 0 6 7 13 5 8 2 3 0 3 1
Dec 3 SAS 90-87 33 8 8 4 0 1 6 2 17 3 4 1 5 2 6 4
Dec 1 MIN 111-107 42 36 4 9 0 3 2 10 21 11 11 5 9 0 4 4
Nov 29 @ORL 121-108 41 22 5 5 1 0 2 7 17 6 7 2 6 1 4 2
Nov 25 @DAL 97-81 40 2 6 10 4 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 4 1 5 1
Nov 24 DET 98-99 32 16 2 2 5 2 3 7 17 0 0 2 8 0 2 3
Nov 22 GSW 108-91 40 20 11 1 4 2 1 8 19 0 0 4 10 2 9 4
Nov 20 @NOP 114-107 36 26 5 4 5 0 2 9 17 2 2 6 10 1 4 3
Nov 17 @SAS 104-101 42 18 7 6 3 0 3 5 16 5 8 3 6 2 5 5
Nov 15 CHI 92-79 37 13 5 0 0 1 5 4 15 3 4 2 8 0 5 4
Nov 12 DAL 112-99 42 37 8 5 2 0 3 12 22 6 7 7 12 1 7 3
Nov 10 LAC 120-111 42 42 9 7 3 0 3 13 22 12 15 4 7 0 9 4
Nov 9 @DEN 102-94 43 13 8 2 4 1 4 6 14 0 2 1 4 3 5 3
Nov 7 @SAC 94-86 37 12 6 2 3 0 0 4 16 1 1 3 9 0 6 2
Nov 5 @POR 103-99 40 27 5 2 3 0 3 10 21 3 4 4 9 0 5 1
Nov 3 BOS 94-101 39 25 10 1 1 0 2 9 20 4 5 3 10 2 8 2
Oct 31 @MIL 91-110 29 20 3 0 1 1 3 8 17 0 0 4 8 0 3 1
Oct 28 @CHI 69-101 29 20 5 0 4 0 3 8 15 0 0 4 5 1 4 2
Oct 27 @MIN 119-116 38 23 5 4 2 1 2 8 16 4 4 3 6 2 3 4
Oct 25 IND 114-96 19 10 1 0 0 1 1 4 8 2 3 0 3 0 1 6
Oct 22 MIN 113-115 37 14 6 8 4 0 2 6 20 1 1 1 8 0 6 4
Oct 21 @UTA 96-87 38 22 5 2 5 0 6 8 19 3 3 3 9 0 5 3
Oct 19 NYK 105-84 39 28 6 1 1 1 1 9 23 4 4 6 13 0 6 1
Paul George Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Paul George – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Power Forward, #7 Shooting Guard

True Shooting Percentage

57.0%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Paul George has a true shooting percentage of 57.0%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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
2017-18 27 OKC 79 36.0 21.6 5.6 3.3 2.0 0.5 3.0 43.0 82.2 2.6 0.9 4.7 7.6 40.1 7.2 16.7 4.2 5.1
2017-18 Projections 28 OKC 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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
2017-18 27 OKC 79 2891 1734 447 263 161 39 244 43.0 82.2 212 72 375 609 40.1 576 1340 338 411
2017-18 Projections 28 OKC 80 2784 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Paul George

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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
2017-18 27 OKC 79 36.6 57.0 52.1 13.2 10.6 1.2 20.2
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Paul George: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

George (ankle) informed Thunder officials Thursday that he will decline his $20.7 million player option for the 2018-19 season and officially become an unrestricted free agent Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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George underwent a scope procedure on his left knee Wednesday and will be able to return to basketball activities in six to eight weeks, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

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George posted only five points (2-16 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and one steal across 45 minutes during Oklahoma City's 96-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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George produced 34 points (12-26 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-10 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 45 minutes during Oklahoma City's 107-99 win over the Jazz in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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George totaled 32 points (9-21 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 12-12 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals across 40 minutes during Oklahoma City's 113-96 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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George posted 23 points (7-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two steals across 40 minutes during Oklahoma City's 115-102 loss to the Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

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George scored 18 points (6-21 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 43 minutes during Wednesday's 102-95 loss to the Jazz.

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George (hip) is not listed on the Thunder's injury report ahead of Game 2 against the Jazz, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

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George only went through non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice as a result of a hip contusion, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

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George totaled 36 points (13-20 FG, 8-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes in Sunday's 116-108 victory over the Jazz.

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George registered 40 points (13-20 FG, 8-14 3Pt, 6-8 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 137-123 win over the Grizzlies.

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George scored 27 points (7-19 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 8-9 FT) while adding three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 115-93 win over the Heat.

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2017-18

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2016-17

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 goal percentage slipped to 41.8 percent, he drilled 37.1 percent of his career-high 7.0 three-point attempts per game. Now more than two full years removed from the aforementioned injury, George, who returned to play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics, looks to be primed for another productive year as the Pacers transition from Frank Vogel to new coach Nate McMillan. Swapping out George Hill for Jeff Teague and adding Thaddeus Young should help ease Georgeís offensive burden, as should the continued development of second-year center Myles Turner. Still, George, remains the teamís clear No. 1 option, and last season, he successfully reclaimed his place as one of the leagueís best two-way wings. The potential ramifications of the coaching change are certainly something that must be considered, but with the injury seemingly in the past for good, George should be solidified as a justifiable first-round pick in most formats.

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.