Paul George SG/SF IND 3 days ago

George is expected to see time at power forward next season, the Indianapolis Star reports. "David [West] is our starter, but when we go smaller we'd like to see Paul maybe play some '4'," Pacers President Larry Bird said.

George missed the first 76 games of the 2014-15 season with a broken right leg. He should be back to full health for the 2015-16 season, and Bird stated he'd like to see George play some power forward. If George plays at the four, he could see an increase in his rebounding and field goal percentage numbers as he plays closer to the basket.

Paul George SG/SF IND 1 month ago

George (calf) is dealing with a calf strain, Vigilant Sports reports.

George left Wednesday's season finale with what appeared to be a serious leg injury, but it turns out the swingman only strained his calf. Coach Frank Vogel said George is without a timetable for recovery, but it doesn't look to be anything overly serious. He'll likely be limited for a few weeks before ramping up basketball activity in anticipation of starting next season at full strength. "He's got a tough road ahead of him," team president Larry Bird said. "He's still got a lot of work to do. But he's excited about it and hopefully next year when he comes back he'll be close to 100 percent."

Paul George SG/SF IND 1 month ago

George left Wednesday's game with a sore left calf and is questionable to return, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reports.

The early diagnosis of George's injury is promising, and the injury is not to the same leg he injured last summer, but he is dealing with a new injury regardless. George was taken to the locker room after exiting Wednesday's game, and the Pacers figure to provide another update on his status in the near future.

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George was carried off the floor in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury.

The injury is not to the same leg that George injured last summer, but the manner in which he exited the game did not look promising. Expect George's status to be updated as more details become available.

Paul George SG/SF IND 1 month ago

George played 18 minutes and scored 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT) in the double-overtime win against the Wizards on Tuesday.

George almost stayed within his 15-minute limit. He helped force the second overtime by tying the game with a 20-foot jumper with 22 seconds remaining in the first overtime. George continues to put up decent scoring numbers (10.2 points) in limited minutes (15.4 in his last five games).

Paul George SG/SF IND 1 month ago

George will remain on a 10-15 minute limit Tuesday against the Wizards, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

In each of his four games since returning from last summer's gruesome leg injury, George has played between 14 and 16 minutes. That trend will continue Tuesday and and likely in Wednesday's finale as well, so George remains of little use in daily formats. That's not to say he hasn't been productive, however. In 14.5 minutes, he's averaging 10.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field and 44 percent from three. (4.0 attempts/game).

Paul George SG/SF IND 1 month ago

George will remain on a restriction of about 15 minutes per game for the rest of the week, Vigilant Sports reports.

George made his much-anticipated return to the court Sunday, scoring 13 points in 15 minutes only eight months after suffering a gruesome leg injury while playing for Team U.S.A. last summer. He'll continue to be brought along gradually and it seems unlikely he's able to see a full workload prior to the end of the regular season, as the Pacers have only five games remaining.

Paul George SG/SF IND 2 months ago

George (leg) returned to the lineup Sunday after missing eight months with a broken leg. He came off the bench for 15 minutes and had 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

George will presumably take on a larger role as the season goes on, and he hit the minutes mark Sunday that he set for himself before the game. George sustained a gruesome leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage over the summer coming off a year that he averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

Paul George SG/SF IND 2 months ago

George (leg) said he hopes to see 10-15 minutes in his return Sunday.

George will take the court for the first time since suffering a gruesome leg injury over the summer while playing in a USA basketball scrimmage. It's obviously a huge step in the right direction for the former All-Star, but he said he only expects to see a minimal workload as he regains comfortability in a game setting. The team will wait to see how his leg reacts after the game, and if he checks out he'll likely gradually increase his workload over the final few games over the season.

Paul George SG/SF IND 2 months ago

George (leg) will return to the Pacers lineup Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.

There's no way to know if George logs enough minutes to be viable in fantasy, but this still has got to feel nice for the small forward after eight months of rehab. The Pacers are 1.5 games out of the playoff race with six games left to play, so they could press George in the next few games to see if they can make it, or ease off and regroup for next season.