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How good can paul george become?

I know so still so young 21, also just grew to 6 foot 10 over summer... But where do you guys see him as a player two years from now? A good number 2 that can play lockdown D? Or a guy that one day might put up 20ppg?

Btw... Did you see that dunk tonight... Sick!


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I think he'll be a second or

I think he'll be a second or third option who can play lockdown defense. I think he can become a Scottie Pippen type at the defensive end.

He needs some work offensively though. Jumpshot looking better and he looks a little more comfortable in the mid-range, but his ball handling and passing is still weak.

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Great shooter now, both from

Great shooter now, both from 3 and FT, great rebounder, very scary athlete, unselfish and a good teammate. Has all the tools and skills to be a 20 PPG scorer he is very good. Pacers got a huge steal that is showing slowly but surely.

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I honestly belief that how

I honestly belief that how good George becomes is solely based on his work ethic. At worst he will be a 3rd oiption who gives you good D and 15-16ppg. On the flipside he could be a franchise player giving you 24-25ppg 6-7rpg 2-3apg and plays stellar D. A guy that I keep thinking he reminds me of is Joe Johson but with more athleticism.

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I think he's going to be

I think he's going to be pretty much another Danny Granger except with exceptional defense and better rebounding.

22-23ppg, 7-8rpg, 3apg kind of guy

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I sincerely hope he is more

I sincerely hope he is more consistent/efficient than Granger is.

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I see him having more

I see him having more slashing ability than Granger.

Granger settles for the three too much. IF George does that with his athletic gifts, he'll be a disappointment.

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More Granger than Johnson...

More Granger than Johnson... He doesn't have the point guard abilities and handles that Johnson has. He is a better athlete and defender than either of these two are though.

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George has good size and

George has good size and length,he can be very good. A player who can be a solid starter for years to come. He has good defense abilities and can get to the basket. He is getting better with his shot and he's young so has plenty of time to develop a great jump shot. I give his potential an A. He has a bright future.

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Very Good

If they move Granger and let PG play the 3 and he develops a post game and adds some muscle he'll be a whole lot better.

A great 3rd option for a team and a good 2nd option. They need a better Point Guard though

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So what im hearing is a

So what im hearing is a Granger-type with more athleticism and a better ability to drive. How in the world would a guy like that not be a number scoring option?

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I can't believe the Jazz

I can't believe the Jazz didn't draft him

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george should come to da

george should come to da lakers where he can play next to da black mamba and win championshipss baby, its where hes meant 2 be

lakers get-

george

stephenson to be our pg, hes a superstar

pacers get-

ebanks

morris

guadelock

fisher

plus picks

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the lakers Scrubs taking up salary cap space

The lakers nd to get josh smith for gasol and another sf like Wesley johnson or even a Anthony marrow or they nd to trade Half the damn team to get Rudy gay or Z/BO or a Nicolas batum metta world peace is done baked chicken get back up pg nolan smith or wait to get kenny boyton florida superstar the future is k/b kenny boyton.

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@sammybuckeye13 Let's not

@sammybuckeye13

Let's not count out G-Money just yet.

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I like George a lot as a wing

I like George a lot as a wing defender. I agree with the above post that his floor is as a second or third scorer who provides good defense.

Just a thought at first glance does his bodytype and size not remind some of you of Perry Jones a little bit?

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I see him having more

I see him having more slashing ability than Granger.

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damn 6-10 now

Great player really knows how to blend in with a team. Can see him as a first team defensive player for many years to come and I really like comparing him to Scottie. Hopefullly in the future Granger can be traded so that he can play his natural position

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I don't believe he's 6'10.

I don't believe he's 6'10. George measured in over 6'7 in socks at the combine making him a legitimate 6'9 in sneakers. So if you did grow he only grew about a half an inch to make him 6'8 in socks and 6'10 in sneakers. Either way he only measured a 6'10 wingspan which was slightly disapointing considering he looked more like Rudy Gay in college who has a 7'4 wingspan, that's a big difference. So even if he did grow to 6'10 if his wingspan didn't grow too which it don't alot in late growth spurts, then it doesn't matter. Plus he was a legitimate 6'9 last year so it's not like he already wasn't the tallest starting SG in the league, which he is.

I too thought PG should play SF but after watching him this year I really love his potential at SG because he has the foot speed and agility to defend 2's plus he has really grown as a catch and shoot player.

George's biggest problem is he needs to play more assertive. His physical tools are off the charts but sometimes he seems a step behind. But he has a great work ethic, did anybody notice how much weight he put on this year? He is going to reach his ceiling whatever that may be. I'd like to see him get more rebounds and blocks too. Right now his play is very reminescent of Dorrell Wright. But if he can work on his handles more and get comfortable taking people off the dribble he can become a 20ppg scorer.

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I like Paul George

He's a cool player from a small school and has a rediculous dunk mixtape. As far as a comparison, he reminds me of a cross between Rudy Gay and Andre Iguodala. That's if he keeps progressing and working hard of course.

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Paul George the Man/child in Indiana

I dont kw what tv ppl watching but a star was born hes the complete package this kid can flat out BALL when he put it in his mind to he needs to realize he is the best basketball player in Indian and possibly is gone be the best combo gaurd/forward in the league within the next 2 years. Hes a lockdown defender has In Gym range from anywhere on the court especially from the coroner hes a decent penetrater can be better by more strength and more aggressiveness to get to free throw line more but 1 day he Will be a consistent top 5 league leader in scoring and I will be there saying the samething I been saying for 2yrs that is tracy mcgradys DADDY and LeBrons james Kryptoni
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Paul George must be in with a

Paul George must be in with a shout of being MIP, putting up 17.3ppg, 7.7rpg and 3.7apg are near All Star level stats. With Grainger being out these stats may have been boosted but Paul could easily become a 20ppg player in the next season or two. I could see him having a Joe Johnson career average of 17 to 18 ppg across his career, but there games are fairly different IMO. Johnson is an SG who can play SF in a smallball line up and can play as a point forward, George is a natural SF who can play SG and might even be used as a stretch PF in due course given his nice 3 point range and with Big Roy Hibbert anchoring the paint behind him.

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This thread is from last year

This thread is from last year before PG even shown any ability to score off the dribble. Up until this December George was not comfortable att all shooting off the bounce and was too passive.

Most of us all knew his potential but nobody saw it happening so fast this year PG has been dominate.

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Yea, George's improvement

Yea, George's improvement this season alone has been pretty remarkable.

I mean, his ball handling, rebounding, passing... Aggressiveness.

He's gone from looking like Trevor Ariza to looking like what Rudy Gay *should* look like.

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Lol great point I said a few

Lol great point I said a few weeks ago he went from having Rudy Gay potential to being better then Gay with possible Houston era T Mmac potential.

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