After having a devastating injury during at the USA men’s FIBA USA tryout, Paul George came back stronger than ever.
Let’s look at Paul George almost 2 years after the injury.
It’s rare to see the NBA Player putting up the same numbers that he did after having a devastating injury.
In the 2013-14 season (before his injury): he averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.9 steals, 42.4% field goal, 36.4% three-point, 86.4% free throw and being in the MVP talks as he leads the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals.
After the 2015-2016 regular season, George averaged 23.1 points, 7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals while leading the Indiana Pacers to a 45-37 record (7th seed in the Eastern Conference).
This season, Indiana can play against every team except Cleveland Cavaliers. With George Hill and Monta Ellis, they have a solid backcourt.
Paul George can play SF or PF, and with Myles Turner and Ian Mahinmi, Indiana Pacers have a very good starting lineup in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe the biggest problem is their bench, but nobody will talk about that if they can beat Toronto Raptors.
Before the season began, George told USA TODAY Sports that he could be the MVP this year. That was a strong case and he should have more than 25 points per game and Indiana Pacers should have a better record than 45-37 if he wants to have the MVP award.
He is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, but at this moment – Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are better than Paul George.
Against Toronto Raptors, Indiana playing above all expectations.
Paul George scored 21 points, Myles Turner added 15 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 on Friday night to force a Game 7 of their series.
That will be played Sunday in Toronto, and the winner will advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.