i've seen Paul George play twice once as frosh and as soph i thought this site was high on him no one seems to speak of him anymore from what ive seen anyways ,well im just looking for insite on him can be lottery pick or is he a borderline first round pick
He's lotto worthy IMO, but I think that he'll be a late teens or 20's pick.
I think he's going to be a nice scorer in the NBA. He's pretty much the same type of prospect Wesley Johnson is (except he's not as good a rebounder), and I think both will be very good scorers in the NBA. George has a pure jumper and he's a good-looking athlete with nice length and quickness, all of which helps him because he's not a very good ball-handler. I don't think he's a real good defender but he's not worse than mediocre because he can defend passing lanes. I would pick him and try to develop him into a 2nd or at worst 3rd option scorer in the NBA
I have watched him play many times the past few years and I just don't know where he'll go in the draft. I think he has really hurt himself this year. For what you call a "pure" jumper he has really dropped his %'s this year. I thought he has looked too comfortable settling for 3's instead of using his size and athleticism to move closer. More importantly for his future in the NBA he has failed, absolutely failed, to improve his ball handling ability to anything that would allow him to play as a high level NBA wing. This is especially apparent in half court sets. To his side, he IS hurt by style of play his team uses, lack of a solid PG, and how awful his team has looked recently. I'd take a flyer on him late 1st (21- 2nd range).
Look for yourselves at his plummeting numbers:
SEASON TEAM MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF FG% FT% 3P% PPS
2008-2009 FRES 34.6 14.3 6.2 1.9 2.3 .80 1.7 1.0 2.7 . 470 .697 .447 1.38
2009-2010 FRES 33.0 16.6 7.1 3.1 3.1 .98 2.2 .9 2.8 .427 .906 .358 1.36
gotta make sure you watch him and other prospects ina coupel of games. if you just watch there clips then most of them will seem like top 5 picks
Reminds me of Danny Granger, good scorer, really good shooter, plays against lower competition so people will pass on him. Doesn't bring much besides scoring to the table though.