Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Paul George was asked if he was afraid to get hurt again. “Nah, I don’t have any fear. Unless they move the stanchions closer." #pacers

  • Paul George's "I'm back" moment to be defined by defense

    Indy Cornrows "The 2014 Defensive Player of the Year voting may not have reflected it, but Paul George was one of the stoutest defenders in the league last season. With Roy Hibbert laying in wait at the rim, Indiana's 6-9 small forward was free to mercilessly hound his opponent's passing lanes with the full..." April 06

  • Paul George feels the love in return to Pacers

    USA Today "Paul George received the homecoming welcome Sunday night. From the Indiana Pacers fans filling Bankers Life Fieldhouse and even before the game against the Miami Heat, when a four-star general presented him with honorary dog tags. After recovering from a broken leg suffered eight months ago,..." April 06

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report: Rodney Stuckey (sore right wrist) is questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Hornets. Paul George is out.

  • Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks. George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg. "Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. " March 30

  • Paul George on potential return: 'I've passed all the tests'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George was one of the last players on the practice floor Saturday afternoon. After the team drills broke up, George ran from baseline to baseline, then knocked down more than 60 3-pointers from various spots around the arc. The extra work continues to embolden George that he can soon make his..." March 29

  • No hint of Paul George's return

    ESPN "Paul George's long-awaited return is still on hold. The Pacers' two-time All-Star told reporters Monday that although he's eager to clear the final hurdle in his 7½-month recovery from a broken right leg by returning to game action, he's not going to push himself to go too soon. "We want to..." March 24

  • Larry Bird tells ESPN he expects Paul George to play this season/cleared by doc

    ESPN ""He’s getting a lot better," Bird said. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to..." March 23

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    David Woods @DavidWoods007

    Vogel: Still no timetable for Paul George's return. #Pacers

  • Paul George to make season debut within next week, according to report

    SB Nation "Paul George will indeed return this season at some point within the next week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. He could even come back to game action as soon as Saturday against the Nets. This week marks the seventh month and third week since he horrifically broke his leg during a..." March 21

  • Teammate: Paul George 'not even close to 100 percent'

    Indianapolis Star "As the Indiana Pacers ascend as the hottest team in the NBA, fans should expect Paul George to remain seated. OK, so the familiar face of the franchise donning a new number may still indeed make his long-awaited comeback before the end of the 2014-15 season. He may play restricted minutes off..." March 16

  • Paul George sounds less sure of returning this season

    Indianapolis Star "A week ago, Paul George said he hoped to be the Indiana Pacers' missing piece. Friday, he said he didn't want to ruin the puzzle. Speaking to the media for just the third time since returning to practice, George was much more hesitant when talking about a potential return date than he had..." March 14

  • With a playoff spot in reach, Pacers say they won't count on Paul George helping them grab it

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A playoff spot is within reach, with Paul George potentially available to help grab it. Things are suddenly setting up nicely for the Indiana Pacers after they had it rough for so long. But since nothing has come easily this season, they aren't counting on that changing now. "Honestly, we're..." March 09

  • Relentless positivity is pushing Paul George through his rehab

    SB Nation "Paul George is in New York City, but he's far from the spotlight that nearly swallowed him whole 12 months ago. The Indiana Pacer sits on a stool at a nightclub near Madison Square Park in Manhattan. He's here to explain why he became the second NBA player to design his own custom line of New..." February 14

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Pacers guard Paul George tells Yahoo that he is eyeing a mid-March return from his leg injury that could include a 3/14 return vs Boston.

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Paul George said by March 1 he would like to be able to practice full time. Remains hopeful to play this season but is not certain.

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Bird, on if Paul George will return this season: "If he gets healthy and they say he can play and he wants to play, we'll let him play."

  • George: Kobe had advice for injury downtime

    ESPN "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17

  • NBA’s Paul George settles paternity battle

    Page Six "NBA All-Star Paul George has amicably settled his once-searing paternity battle with New York beauty Daniela Rajic over their 7-month-old daughter, Olivia. The injured 24-year-old Indiana Pacers star — who earns about $18 million a year — and ex-stripper Rajic on Tuesday reached a “joint..." November 26

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George says his goal is to play this season. He's ran on the underwater pool, plans to do more court work soon.

  • Kevin Durant admits Paul George's injury influenced him to leave Team USA

    Washington Post "While heading to a gym in Oklahoma City to host his annual basketball camp, Kevin Durant sent a text message to Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski to let him know that he needed to talk about something important. Durant had made up his mind that he was drained and could no longer dedicate his summer..." November 04

  • Paul George apparently hitting jumpers 3 months after gruesome injury

    Fox Sports "It's been nearly three months since Paul George suffered a gruesome broken leg on Aug. 1, and he wasn't expected to return to the court for the Pacers this upcoming season by any reports. When George was reportedly walking with only a slight limp at Indiana's media day in September, it was..." October 22

  • Paul George refutes report he didn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘Media reaching again’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The largest sports media outlet in existence published two hit jobs on Kobe Bryant inside of the same week. The first piece, which was in defense of placing Bryant at 40 in their individual player rankings, wasn’t worth responding to, mainly because of the bizarre, angry tone with which the..." October 22

  • Paul George remains hopeful he can return for the playoffs

    CBS Sports "It sounds crazy, if you've watched the injury. (Note: Do not go watch the injury. No good can come of that.) But Paul George still believes there's a chance that he can play again this season after he recovers from his severely broken leg. He just needs a little help: The Pacers need to make the..." October 01

  • Judge slams Paul George for being a deadbeat dad

    New York Post "A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone..." September 23

  • Larry Bird calls Paul George’s tweets ‘thoughtless’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George’s tweets on the Ray Rice situation were crude, inappropriate and damaging. He’s already tweeted an apology, and now the Pacers are on full damage control. Pacers release: Statement from Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird: "Paul George’s tweets from earlier..." September 11

  • Paul George apologizes to victims after tweeting about Ray Rice

    Washington Post "Paul George has a little too much time on his hands. The Indiana Pacers star, out for the year with a broken leg he suffered during a Team USA exhibition scrimmage in August, apologized Thursday morning after taking to Twitter to weigh in on the Ray Rice controversy…specifically the part of the..." September 11

  • Paul George Tweeted Some Controversial Comments On Ray Rice Case

    Huffington Post "Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George had some controversial thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic violence situation and decided to post them on his Twitter page. The tweets have since been deleted, but here are some screenshots." September 11

  • Paul George bought all his old 24 gear, donated it to his high school

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is switching numbers when he returns, he will go to No. 13. So then we can all call him PG-13. It’s all about the marketing. Because of when he applied (and the fact he is likely out for all of next season) George was not required to buy all the old 24 gear on the" August 14

  • Pacers' Paul George switching jersey to No. 13

    Sporting News "In an ironic turn, Paul George, who chose No. 24 because of his idol, Kobe Bryant, has decided to change his jersey number,'s Darren Rovell reports . While George will not play for the Pacers during the 2014-15 season, he will sell plenty of jerseys as fans look to honor him. George..." August 12

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Pacers will apply 4 Disabled Player Exception to replace Paul George, per source. Can sign free agent for 1yr at $5.3M.

  • Paul George suffers serious leg injury during Team USA scrimmage

    CBS Sports "Indiana Pacers guard/forward Paul George suffered an extremely severe leg injury in the Team USA scrimmage Friday night. He pursued James Harden in transition defense, then landed awkwardly against the stanchion, at which point a replay from ESPN clearly showed his leg fracturing. George was..." August 02

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