Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Paul George, David West request some rest; Pacers will sit some guys in final games

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the most recent Pacers loss coach Frank Vogel said he thought his starters looked tired. This was a team that put a premium earlier in the season on getting the No. 1 seed in the East and they have faded lately, they have looked mentally disinterested (save vs. Miami) so maybe there is..." April 08

  • Pacers F Paul George airs frustrations with referees

    USA Today "On Saturday, Paul George dribbled the ball behind his back, then between his legs and scored easily at the rim. Then, George displayed a dizzying first-step move to the basket that would have left a defender scrambling to stay in front of him, and once again flipped in a layup. Time after time,..." March 30

  • Pacers' Paul Geroge denies 'Catfish' story

    USA Today "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Monday that photos that recently surfaced of him were not part of a catfish scheme, but a fake story intended to disparage him. George commented for the first time on a story that appeared over the weekend suggesting he had been tricked into sending..." March 25

  • Paul George on NBA All-Star Game: ‘I’m still wide-eyed’

    Fansided "In last year’s NBA All-Star game, Paul George was a revelation for many fans. With the recent success of the Indiana Pacers it was not a complete surprise, but it might be that fans simply did not see George as a superstar yet and he used the game as an opportunity to open some eyes. In his..." February 16

  • John Wall, Paul George among dunk contestants "The contestants for the 2014 NBA Dunk Contest, along with the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest, are scheduled to be announced Thursday, but of course reports are already leaking out about who's going to participate. Damian Lillard was reported on last night, you can find more on that here...." February 06

  • Expected 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters "On Thurday night at 7 p.m. ET, TNT's "Inside the NBA" will announce the 2014 NBA All-Star starters. We've gota pretty good idea of what that's going to look like based on earlier returns. Here are the expected results. The big questions: Will Chris Paul re-take his spot from Stephen Curry for..." January 23

  • Pacers' Paul George hasn't declined dunk contest, wants competition "Indiana Pacers' star Paul George supposedly declined to participate in the 2014 Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, according to the Indy Star. While George does apparently prefer to rest during the weekend instead of participating in the skills competition, dunk contest, and 3-point..." January 20

  • Paul George asked to be a huge part of allstar weekend

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers have been the best team in the league over the first half of the season, and have the best record to show for it. They’ve consistently played at an elite level, and Paul George has been the team’s best player during that stretch. It makes sense, then, that the league would like to..." January 19

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George is a little bit under the weather, stopped up & w/ watery eyes. “I’m working through it. Not to do much today was good for me."

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the ecosystem of shots

    San Antonio Express-News "If we’ve learned anything about Kawhi Leonard so far, and we’ve learned a lot, it’s that the young small forward with king crabs for hands and a personality that makes Tim Duncan look like Magic Johnson does not lack for confidence. Leonard responded “oh, yeah” when asked earlier this season if..." December 06

  • George, Pacers separate themselves in 95-86 win over Jazz

    Indianapolis Star "For as much as Paul George wants to united with his teammates, he longs to feel separated. Not from his Indiana Pacers. No, George will take high-profile national interview requests and ask to bring his friends along. George wants to be known as a man apart amongst his peers. Detached from..." December 05

  • George leads Pacers to 103-96 overtime win over Knicks

    Indianapolis Star "It’s been 185 days since Roy Hibbert stalled Carmelo Anthony’s drive to the basket in midair; 185 days since Lance Stephenson erupted for 25 points in Game 6, at once proving the worth and wait Larry Bird had invested in him; 185 days since the Pacers sent the Knicks abruptly into their summer..." November 21

  • Nuggets coach Brian Shaw remains close with Pacers' Paul George

    Denver Post "Rising Indiana Pacers star Paul George will always remain close to Nuggets coach Brian Shaw's heart. George is off to a stellar start for the Pacers this season, leading the team in points and steals and ranking second in rebounds going into their game Saturday night against Chicago. Shaw,..." November 17

  • Pacers' George, Suns' Markieff Morris named Players of the Week "The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Mon., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 10. George led Indiana to the only undefeated record in the Eastern Conference on the week (4-0)...." November 11

  • Paul George: Bulls' success is 'Jordan era,' this one is ours "Lance Stephenson slammed in a dunk late in the Indiana Pacers’ 97-80 victory over the Chicago Bulls, landed in the paint below and threw back his head, baying at the moon or just going primal. It was his 17th shot and his fifth basket, a ratio that rattled around his head all night. But never..." November 07

    2013 - 2014 Pro Sports Daily NBA Player Rankings (1 - 25)

    PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George jammed his right index finger. "I won’t allow it to affect me tomorrow. It’s a little swollen but nothin a little ice can’t fix"

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George (bronchitis) was back at practice today.

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George (fever) Roy Hibbert (rest) and David West (rest) out tonight vs Mavs.

  • Pacers re-signing Paul George limits future salary cap options

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird saw Lance Stephenson standing in the crowd during a news conference to announce Paul George’s contract extension and decided to send a little love to the fast-improving guard. “Don’t worry Lance” Bird said. “You’re going to have this next year.” That’s..." September 26

  • Pacers, Paul George to announce max-extension Wednesday

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers and All-Star forward Paul George will announce his contract extension at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse according to a source close to the negotiations. George is eligible for a five-year contract that will pay him approximately $80 million..." September 25

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    David Benner @PacersDMB

    Paul George officially signs extension with Pacers Wednesday morning.

  • Paul George, Pacers officially announce max-extension

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George knew keeping a ‘poker face’ would benefit him in his contract negotiations ... but he couldn’t. “My heart was really here and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else” he said Wednesday during a press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse announcing a..." September 25

  • George on Granger: ‘He looks like he’s 98 percent ready’ "The biggest question surrounding the Pacers isn’t whether Paul George is going to get a new contract — it’s just a matter of time — but rather how forward Danny Granger is looking. Last year Granger missed all but five games due to a left knee injury. He was shut down during the first week in..." September 25

  • Paul George finalizing $90 million-plus deal with Pacers

    Yahoo! Sports "All-Star forward Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are finalizing a five-year $90 million-plus maximum contract extension league sources told Yahoo Sports. A deal is expected to be signed this week league sources told Yahoo. For the Pacers and George who was voted the 2013 NBA Most Improved..." September 23

  • Pacers forward Paul George has found a home in Indiana

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George has found another reason to enjoy Indianapolis — one that is obvious only to those that know him extremely well. “It’s great fishing here” said George who has fond memories of family fishing trips while growing up in southern California. “Nice or bad weather I’ll have a line in the..." September 21

  • Pacers' Paul George says he will sign a long-term deal before the season

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George said today the team’s fans don’t need to worry about him going anywhere. Indianapolis is his professional home and he plans to be here for a long time. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be..." September 19

  • Hibbert ‘cool’ with Paul George taking the reigns as leader "Roy Hibbert is okay with designating 23-year-old Paul George who begins his fourth NBA season next month the leader of the team. Hibbert the second-longest tenured Pacers player behind Danny Granger tweeted the following on Monday: @Paul_George24 wants to take the lead. I'm cool with that. We..." August 26

  • Pacers Talking Extension With George

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers and Paul George are discussing a long-term contract extension. “We’re talking now” George said. “It’s still in the rough draft form. It’s a long summer and we’re not rushing it. I think we’re both on the same page as far as myself and the Pacers. … I’m just focusing on..." July 27

  • Fans Plead for Paul George to Join Lakers

    Yahoo! Sports "Indiana Pacers guard Paul George is spending the week here training at USA Basketball's minicamp. And every time he runs into a Los Angeles Lakers fan in Sin City, they've had the same message for him: " 'Paul, are you coming to L.A.? Let's get you in L.A.' That's all I've been hearing since..." July 23

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Should @Paul_George24 choose to test the free agent market, Larry Bird said the Pacers will match any offer, as expected.

  • Paul George is happy in Indiana, but if the Lakers called... "Paul George is coming off his big arrival-on-the-NBA-scene party (despite having been phenomenal in the 2011-12 season as well). He's in the last year of his deal. And if no extension is reached, he'll be a restricted free agent next summer. transcribed an interview with George on ESPN,..." July 17

  • Pacers' Paul George eyeing max deal, future MVP award "A lot of people think Paul George broke out in the 2013 postseason. But, really, he did his breaking out in the regular season, seeing as, you know, he won Most Improved Player and all. What George got was more of an introduction as more eyes got to see what a terrific two-way player that he is..." June 05

  • Pacers' Paul George eyes LeBron James Title of MVP

    Fox Sports Florida "Perhaps not as soon as next year, but Paul George vows to wrestle the MVP award away from LeBron James. Roy Hibbert, George's teammate on the Indiana Pacers, said after a Game 6 Eastern Conference finals win Saturday over the Miami Heat that George could be holding the trophy next year...." June 04

  • Paul George admits 'I slipped up at the end'

    Indianapolis Star "For a fleeting moment he was the hero. He was the calm, clutch 23-year-old All-Star who had not only drained a prayer of a 3-pointer to force overtime, but the one who stepped to the free throw line late in overtime and hit three straight to give the Indiana Pacers an improbable one-point..." May 23

  • What is more important to the Pacers? Paul George's perimeter defense or Roy Hibbert at basket?

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George knows he can play his man tight on the perimeter. He can gamble a little more for steals because his backside is protected. Center Roy Hibbert knows he doesn’t have to worry about George being lazy on defense, allowing his man to beat him off the dribble like..." May 11

  • Pacers' Paul George has to adjust in defensive matchup with Josh Smith

    Indianapolis Star "Having the coaching staff review the Indiana Pacers’ Game 3 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in their film session before practice Sunday afternoon wasn’t enough for swingman Paul George. George wanted to watch more film. He was expected to spend time with associate head coach Brian Shaw on Sunday..." April 29

  • Pacers' Paul George to be tabbed NBA Most Improved Player

    Indianapolis Star "First came the All-Star Game appearance, and now comes the Most Improved Player award for Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George.The Pacers have called a 10 a.m. news conference on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where George will be named the award winner, according to a person with knowledge of..." April 23

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Hill, George, West and Hibbert all out tonight vs 76ers. Starters: Augustin, Stephenson, Green, Hansbrough and Mahinmi.

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    George Hill (groin) didn’t practice and is day-to-day. Paul George was held out for rest purposes.

  • Paul George, when drafting on potential works

    SB Nation "Coming into the 2010 NBA Draft, Paul George was something of an enigma. An uncanny athlete with size, length and ball skills, teams still tended to shy away from heavily scouting a guy that couldn't even dominate while playing for Fresno State. However, in the months before the draft, those who..." February 17

  • Bad night for Pacers' Green and George

    Indianapolis Star "The 3-point competition and dunk competition didn’t go as planned for Paul George and Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers. Neither player advanced in their perspective competitions – Green in the dunk contest and George in the 3-point shootout – during the All-Star festivities on Saturday at the..." February 17

  • Pacers' All-Star Paul George poised to step out on national stage

    Indianapolis Star "There was no need to put on shoes, let alone socks. That took too long and meant less time honing his basketball skills. “Put some shoes on your feet before going outside,” his parents, Paul and Paulette George constantly told him. Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George wasn’t hearing it. His..." February 17

  • Assistant coach helps Paul George blossom into Pacers star

    USA Today "It was inevitable that they would form a bond. They both share a fondness for fishing. One played with and coached Kobe Bryant. The other was a fan of Bryant's growing up and continues to admire his work ethic today. With much in common, Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw and..." February 14

  • Green (slam dunk), George (3-point) to compete in All-Star Weekend contests

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers swingman Gerald Green felt it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. His hometown. A chance to win his second title. A chance to represent the franchise. That's why Green decided he wanted to participate in this year's Slam Dunk competition. He won the event in..." February 09