Owl, I remember the same thing about George. Thing is, back then, EVERYONE was taking their 2 guards and trying to make them a PG because of Magic's effectiveness. (I think I remember the Hawks even trying to shoehorn Steve Smith into a PG role) A lot of teams, us included, were trying to fit a square peg in the proverbial round hole. I don't think this is the case.
Yes, we may be doing it out of necessity, but I see more of the raw tools to be a PG out of Lance then I ever did George.