Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Paul George thanks former coach Frank Vogel in open letter

    The Score "Frank Vogel's tenure as head coach of the Indiana Pacers came to an end on Thursday, when team president Larry Bird announced that his contract would not be renewed. Team All-Star Paul George took to his Instagram account Saturday night to publicly thank Vogel for the impact he made on his..." May 08

  • Report: Lakers want to make ‘big run’ at Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to make a major splash this offseason, and that will mean trying to convince guys like Kevin Durant and LeBron James to sign with them as free agents. It could also involve trying to trade for a superstar. According to Bill Simmons, the Lakers have..." May 05

  • Pacers' George willing to play all 48 in Game 6

    ESPN "Pacers star Paul George said he is willing to play 48 minutes in Friday night's Game 6 against the Toronto Raptors if needed. "If that's the direction that the game is going, I'm all for it," George said after Thursday's practice. "Whatever we got to do to win, I'm doing it." George scored..." April 28

  • George pleads for more help from Pacers teammates

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers dropped a pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday, but spare Paul George the blame. George submitted a Herculean effort, scoring 39 points on just 19 shots while adding eight rebounds and eight assists. And yet the Pacers still lost. He was understandably disappointed in his teammates..." April 27

  • Paul George: Jonas Valanciunas grabbed my throat, sparking tussle

    ESPN "Pacers forward Paul George took exception to Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas getting too physical with him down low during the fourth quarter of Indiana's 100-83 win in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon. With 5:03 remaining in the game, George and Valanciunas jostled in the paint as Pacers..." April 24

  • Paul George voted inaugural recipient of the Mel Daniels Award

    Vigilant Sports "Paul George has been recognized by local media members who cover the team regularly for his professionalism. George, in his sixth season with the Indiana Pacers, is the face of the franchise and he accepts the responsibilities that come with that. He talks with the media after every game and it..." April 12

  • Paul George says Aaron Gordon is the true NBA slam dunk champion

    Orlando Sentinel "Paul George knows a thing or two about the All-Star slam dunk contest, having participated in the event in 2012 and 2014. So his opinion counts. And George thinks Aaron Gordon should have been declared the winner of this year's dunk contest in Toronto over winner Zach LaVine even though..." April 01

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Paul George is going to be a literal game-time decision did report soreness this morning per Frank Vogel #Nets #Pacers

  • Paul George exits game vs. Pelicans with bruised leg; deemed day-to-day

    ESPN "Pacers forward Paul George bruised his right leg during Indiana's 92-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. The Pacers originally listed George's return as questionable, but the three-time All-Star did not return to action. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after the game that..." March 25

  • George bothered by Pacers' lack of 'toughness'

    CBS Sports "Currently sixth in the East, the Pacers are losers of two straight and could drop out of the playoff race if they don't have a strong finish to the season. The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls are right behind Indiana in the standings and the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards are not too..." March 01

  • Paul George's 'amazing' recovery from broken leg nearly leads to All-Star record

    Yahoo! Sports "Paul George took a flight from New York to Miami with some buddies on the morning of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game because he didn't want to watch the game. The Indiana Pacers star was still recovering from his broken leg and didn't feel like he belonged at Madison Square Garden if he couldn't..." February 15

  • George drops 41, just misses Wilt's ASG record

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George scored 41 points Sunday in the NBA All-Star Game, falling one point shy of tying Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record. George could have broken Chamberlain's record, set in 1962, but he missed a 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining in the fourth quarter..." February 15

  • Pacers' Paul George feels his role has changed

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George didn't have the answer to explain the Pacers' late-game breakdown Monday night during the 111-106 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. George had even more trouble finding the right expression to capture his feelings about his transitioning role on the team. "It's hard to find..." February 02

  • Former Adult Film Star Lisa Ann Helped Paul George Deal With His Horrific Leg Injury

    Complex "Back in August 2014, Paul George suffered one of the worst leg injuries we’ve ever seen during a Team USA scrimmage. He landed awkwardly on his right leg and snapped the bottom part of it in half. As a result, he was forced to spend the next eight months rehabbing the injury and missed most of the..." January 28

  • Report: Fatigue 'weighing on' Paul George

    Indy Cornrows "Paul George continues to complain about the wear and tear of his comeback season bringing his game back down to terra firma. While he's still scoring cashing in his 20 points per game, simply watching him play exposes how he's struggling. There's no need to look at the stat sheet which also..." January 26

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    1st thought: Paul George will need the AS break ASAP. Just last nite, he mentioned "swelling" (what?!) while pointing to left leg.

  • Paul George Understandably Won’t Commit To The Olympic Team Just Yet

    Uproxx "As one of the 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic basketball team, Paul George has been given one of the game’s highest honors, a spot which any player would dream to be in. Even better, he’s got a great shot to make it to the final 12-man roster that will go to Rio (he made our roster, at least)...." January 19

  • Frustrated Paul George struggles to break out of slump

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George missed nearly a full season after suffering a broken leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in the summer of 2014, but during the first month of this season, a healthy George was putting up the best numbers of his career. George was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month in..." December 30

  • George blames sickness, not Leonard, for rough shooting night

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George said he felt within the flow of the game, thought his shots looked on line, even believed his looks were clear. "Just wasn't my night," George said. "I couldn't get them to fall." Then again, George also said he felt ill. Nauseous even. He's been dealing with an upper respiratory..." December 23

  • NBA fines Paul George $35K for criticizing refs

    The Score "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $35,000 for comments he made following Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, the league announced. Despite getting the 104-97 victory, George was highly critical of the referees following the game, cursing them in an on-air television..." December 20

  • Paul George curses ‘terrible’ officiating after Pacers’ win over Nets

    SI "Having already been fined $10,000 in late October for criticizing officials, Paul George aired his grievances with officiating once more Friday night. Even after George scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Pacers’ 104–97 home victory over the Brooklyn Nets, George explicitly complained..." December 19

  • Paul George has been almost as unstoppable as Stephen Curry this season

    SB Nation "Stephen Curry is off to a historic start, but with his Golden State Warriors putting their undefeated mark to the test in Indianapolis on Tuesday night, Indiana Pacers star Paul George must also get his due for his own terrific shooting and all-around play. George, who barely suited up last..." December 08

  • Curry, George named Players of the Month "The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. George led the Eastern Conference and ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring (27.2..." December 03

  • Durant, George named Players of the Week "The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29. George led the Pacers to a 3-0 week behind an Eastern Conference-leading..." November 30

  • Pacers must maximize Paul George's prime as they forge new identity

    CBS Sports "The tricky part of trying to build a winner is balancing sustainability and maximizing your strengths. It's something every general manager and president of basketball operations struggle to do. They try to win now as well as build long-term, title-contending teams while managing the business side..." November 26

  • Vogel: Paul George Is Best Two-Way Player In NBA

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George continued his excellent start to the season with 40 points against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. “It’s tough to quantify in words,” Frank Vogel said. “I mean, he just does so much. He’s capable of going for 40, carrying the offensive load and being the best defensive player on..." November 25

  • Pacers’ Paul George: I’m better now than before horrific leg injury

    Washington Post "This time last year, uncertainty swirled around Paul George’s basketball career. The Indiana Pacers forward was a few months removed from a stomach-churning leg injury during a summer scrimmage with Team USA. People wondered if George could ever again ascend to the all-star, franchise-player level..." November 24

  • Paul George makes his case as Eastern Conference's second-best player

    Sporting News "LeBron James may be the only top-10 NBA player in the Eastern Conference. The unbalance of power starts at the top, as the Western Conference is loaded with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and more. John Wall and..." November 18

  • Paul George Fined $10,000 for criticizing officials "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $10,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. George made his comments following the Pacers’ 106-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 28 at Air Canada..." October 30

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The NBA announces it's fined Paul George $10,000 for criticizing officials last night after losing in Toronto.

  • Ellis, George duo has potential for Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "For a moment, Paul George and Monta Ellis teased us. It was the fourth game of the preseason; the Indiana Pacers were running an offensive set in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons. George flipped the ball to Ellis, who was standing above the right arc, then turned the corner on a..." October 28

  • Paul George has grown comfortable with power forward role

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the NBA has become about spacing and the threat of the three, a lot of the power has gone out of the power forward position. There are still a handful of old-school beasts at the four spot who do their damage near the rim — Zach Randolph, Kenneth Faried, Derrick Favors — but now even some of..." October 23

  • Paul George believes he's the best player in the NBA

    CBS Sports "Paul George went through some real trauma when he suffered a broken leg for Team USA 14 months ago. It took him the entire year to get back on the court, but he was able to suit up for the Indiana Pacers late in the year. George clearly wasn't himself, though, and the Pacers missed the playoffs...." October 04

  • Vogel won't 'waste' Paul George's defensive skills

    Indianapolis Star "email share Hey, remember those 5 Questions for media day I wrote about on Sunday? Yeah, sounds like Pacers coach Frank Vogel did too. The first burning question was, and I quote, "If Paul George starts at power forward, isn't that wasting the talent of one of the most elite defensive wing..." September 30

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    #Pacers Frank Vogel on Paul George: “He’s 100 percent healthy."

  • Paul George says he believes he can be MVP

    USA Today "In the days and months that followed Paul George’s horrific leg injury on that Aug. 1 night in Las Vegas, it was always fair to wonder if the Indiana Pacers star would ever be the same again. Fourteen months later, with the 2015-16 season here and every bone in George’s healthy body ready for a..." September 28

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Paul George now on @JMV1070 about his new PF role: "I'm not thrilled on it."

  • Pacers coach Frank Vogel: Paul George projected to start at power forward

    Indianapolis Star "After months of dropping hints, on Thursday morning Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel revealed a projected starting lineup that features Paul George at the power forward position for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Vogel has a thought of how his new starting five will look, which should help..." September 24

  • Paul George at power forward: Pacers' crazy plan can work

    Sporting News "The Pacers are changing their fundamental style this season, chasing the trends of uptempo, small-ball and versatility that won the Warriors a championship three months ago. According to team president Larry Bird, playing Paul George a lot at power forward is a big part of the plan. A lot of..." September 22

  • NBA 2K16 Names Paul George The First Ever Cover Athlete For MyNBA2K16

    Uproxx "Stephen Curry is the reigning MVP and best player of the defending NBA champions. James Harden was runner-up for the Maurice Podoloff Trophy last season, and seems primed to lead his team to the top of the league. It’s only a matter of time until Anthony Davis, meanwhile, comes away with..." September 16

  • LeBron, Paul George will reportedly attend Team USA minicamp

    Sun Times "Good news for the USA Olympic team. LeBron James and Paul George are set to join USA Basketball’s mandatory minicamp later this month, reports Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears." August 04

  • Paul George tells Chinese fans: I want to be MVP

    Indianapolis Star "If you don't know about the China Pacers, where have you been? It's been 15 years since a group of basketball-loving Chinese residents took up the cause of the Indiana Pacers. Of course, they fell in love following Reggie Miller's playoff heroics against the Knicks. But the love affair..." July 19

  • Jerry Colangelo: Durant, George must attend Team USA summer camp to play in Olympics

    The Score "USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo expects Kevin Durant and Paul George to attend a minicamp this summer if they plan on representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Durant and George were both expected to play for Team USA at last summer's FIBA Basketball..." July 15

  • Larry Bird doesn't care if Paul George doesn't want to play power forward

    CBS Sports "Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird is making drastic changes to how the Pacers play. After building a defensive powerhouse that made the Eastern Conference Finals two years in a row, the Pacers crumbled last year after Paul George went down and Lance Stephenson defected to the Hornets. With David..." July 14

  • Paul George talks Pacers' offseason moves, 2016 Olympics

    Indianapolis Star "Give up an Olympic dream because of an inconvenience like a broken leg? Not happening. Not to Paul George. The Indiana Pacers forward affirmed Saturday that he wants to be on the U.S. basketball team playing in next summer’s Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. “Of course,” he said. “I’ve had..." July 13

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George shutting it down for the summer. He has informed USA Basketball that he will NOT participate in mini-camp. "Just laying low."

  • Larry Bird: Paul George will play a lot of power forward

    CBS Sports "Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird joined NBA TV's summer league broadcast for an interview on Thursday, and he addressed Paul George's role on the team. He had previously said that next year's Pacers would play faster, and part of that might involve George shifting to power forward a..." July 10

  • Paul George says calf strain would have cost him at least 4-5 weeks

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers could have fundamentally shook-up the NBA's playoff picture had they defeated the Grizzlies in their final game of the regular season. Had Indiana won, Memphis would have faced the Los Angeles Clippers in round one while simultaneously locking the team that would go on to eliminate them..." June 09

  • Paul George donates $10K to family of girl with cerebral palsy in need of wheelchair van

    Fox Sports "Indiana Pacers star Paul George came up big this week -- $10,000 big to be exact -- for the family of a girl with cerebral palsy. George donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that had been started in April 2014 for the Indiana family of Daisy Esterline, an 11-year-old with the disease. The..." May 06

  • George carried off court, diagnosed with strain

    ESPN "The Indiana Pacers got a scare Wednesday night when forward Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers said he had a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," coach Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked..." April 16

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