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    Default In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Well?

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    All I hear about George is work ethic. He has already said that he wants to be the first to practice and the last to leave. His favorite player is Kobe because he works the hardest. George is also pretty adamant that he will be a SG. If his commitment and determination are legit, I'm inclined to believe him.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    I think he has the ability to be a great player for us. And I think that he can play SG. Only thing that would make me think otherwise is JOB playing him at the 3, Danny at the 4, and Murphy at the 5. Then he will be a very good SF. Like said, he has a great work ethic. He has a connection with Granger. He wants to be here.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    He is better ball handler than Danny, and he Has better footwork too. Why not?

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    He said on the Dan Dakich Show that he can play SG as well or something along the lines of that.

    At first I think he'll backup Danny just to learn some more and Mike will start at SG.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Supposed to have top notch athleticism... from what I've read and heard that extra 1-2 inches won't be issue (b/c of the level of athleticism, just needs to work on flexibility (T-Bird)/ things that can be worked on)... but could help more in causing mismatches...
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    He could succeed long-term at SG. I don't know that he's ready for that yet, but he is pretty athletic and quick for his size. He needs to improve his ballhandling first, though. Turnovers would be an issue currently.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    yes he is going to be a stud
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    I absolutely believe the kid can play. Work ethic goes a long way in this league. He wants to be here. He's excited. He's determined. At this moment, I have no reason to believe he won't be successful.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Yes?
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Sure, why not?

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Has anyone at that height ever started at the 2? Does T-Mac count?

    I'm confused about people's responses.

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    I haven't seen him play (video snippets don't count !) so I don't
    have a clue.

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    Has anyone at that height ever started at the 2? Does T-Mac count?

    I'm confused about people's responses.
    I believe once Jalen left here he primarily played SG, and he was 6'8.

    But then again, it's 5:45 AM. I ain't thinking straight.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H51_RekGcb4

    all-star slam dunk contest, here we gooooo :-)

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H51_RekGcb4

    all-star slam dunk contest, here we gooooo :-)
    My favorite one is probably his reverse 360 towards the end. Just looks so effortless.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Offensively if he reaches his potential he will abuse 2's day in and day out. I think most teams would put a 3 on PG24. I see a Tracy McGrady type of player in George, a guy who can rise above you and shoot the ball accurately and play somewhat good defense when he puts his mind to it. Hopefully if he reaches that level he can get us out the 1st round unlike teams McGrady played for.

    On the defensive end i believe he would be abused by the Ray Allen type players who run through a million screens and the Kobe's of the world. But i think he can handle the average SG in the NBA on the defensive end if he puts in the hard work.

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

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    On the defensive end i believe he would be abused by the Ray Allen type players who run through a million screens and the Kobe's of the world. But i think he can handle the average SG in the NBA on the defensive end if he puts in the hard work.
    If we had a good defensive-minded coach, we could plan for that....

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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Love the poll choice, Hicks.
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    If we had a good defensive-minded coach, we could plan for that....
    I would have loved to get Avery Johnson this offseason. I have a good feeling this is JOB's last season as coach though.

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    Don't get hung up on the definition of positions. The distinction between 2 and 3 doesn't matter. Consider George a "wing man," with the same role to play as the other "wing man."

    He can do it.
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

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    Don't get hung up on the definition of positions. The distinction between 2 and 3 doesn't matter. Consider George a "wing man," with the same role to play as the other "wing man."

    He can do it.
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    If he's athletic enough and has decent lateral quickness, it shouldn't be a problem. The problem w/ big SGs (like Mike) is usually that they're too slow laterally to guard 2's. If he can do that—and handle the ball marginally well—then he's golden.
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    Default Re: In the long run, can Paul George succeed as a starting SG?

    Can he guard the Wades, Roys, Mayos? Because those are the elites he will need to guard when he starts. They are quicker and better ball handlers than most 2s today.

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    Has anyone at that height ever started at the 2? Does T-Mac count?

    I'm confused about people's responses.

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