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December 4th 2015

With all the player movement in Indiana in the past two seasons many believed this team would never return to the days where they challenged the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. One major reason for this uncertainty was the return of Paul George this season. Before the season began he was still on his road of redemption. The turmoil on the roster and his injury was a reason for concern among Indiana fans and NBA fans around the league.

Today the Pacers sit 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings and Paul George is having a marvelous season thus far. He is averaging 26ppg, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and is the leader of the Indiana Pacers. With his “Redefinition” in full swing George has shown that he may be even better than before.

Paul George, Damian Lillard
George in action against the Portland Trailblazers. Photo Credit AP Photo Steve Dipaola

 

 

It is early in the season however at 12-6 the Pacers have been a pleasant surprise. George has come back with some new weapons in his arsenal. His outside jumper has shown great leaps in improvement, in fact he had a game against the Wizards where he was 7-8 from behind the arc and scored a season high 40 points.

PG-13, as he is now called, seems to have taken the leadership role and is relishing it. The Pacers will go where George takes them. He has improved in almost every statistical category and shows no signs of slowing down as he has scored 20+ points in 13 of his last 14 games.

Before the season began there was some concern as he was returning from his gruesome injury and was asked to play the power forward position. So far he has excelled in his new role and is on pace to have on of his best seasons in his young career. George was named the Eastern Conference Player of the month for November. If we were to give an early MVP award for the first month of the season George would surely be a candidate. If his “pace” continues he can certainly be added to the MVP talk at the end of the season.

Twitter: Sherman@shermangmz1

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By Sherman Gomez

"Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court." "I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller." "Last week messed around and got a triple double." I write about basketball sometimes and then I try to go play....

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