View Poll Results: Is Paul George a natural

Voters
66. You may not vote on this poll
  • Shooting Guard

    27 40.91%
  • Small Forward

    8 12.12%
  • Wing (Mackey_Rose)

    29 43.94%
  • Power Forward (JOB) (vnzla81)

    1 1.52%
  • Point Forward (pacer4ever)

    1 1.52%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 33

Thread: Paul George, SG or SF?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    It is ka Thankee sai Major Cold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Garrett, IN
    Posts
    9,081
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Paul George, SG or SF?

    Since Paul George was drafted many had said that he is not a SG. And even recently I have seen posts saying that SF is his natural position. So which is it.

    Wade was held to 4-14 shooting last night when George guarded him. He can guard the most electric SG in the league, I think the dude can be a starting SG for this team. So if that is true, why then do we always talk about trading Danny?

  2. #2
    Play McRoberts and Price! BRushWithDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Johnson's Bay, Lake Wawasee
    Age
    28
    Posts
    5,292

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    What is the difference?

    He is a wing.
    "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

    -Lance Stephenson

  3. #3
    It is ka Thankee sai Major Cold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Garrett, IN
    Posts
    9,081
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRushWithDeath View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    What is the difference?

    He is a wing.

    You would think, but people were hard bent to say that he CAN'T be as productive put next to Danny or even Dunleavy.

    When Jones was out there he guarded Lebron.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Age
    22
    Posts
    1,272

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRushWithDeath View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    What is the difference?

    He is a wing.
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    684

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGray View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?
    Huh? George and Rush have both given Wade significant problems and they are both taller than Wade.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Indy
    Posts
    8,024

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGray View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?
    Typically yes. The average 6'9 guy is not quick enough to keep up with the average 6'4 or even 6'6 SG. That though has less to do with the position, and just more to do with the players playing the position. If you have a 6'9 player who is quick enough to guard a 6'4 player than there is very little difference between the two positions.

    SG and SF are practically identical, so are PF and C. The only reason they are distinguished is because people have figured out there are advantages to having a slightly short player as they typically bring slightly different athletic qualities that give them an advantage over slightly taller players. Likewise the slightly taller players typically bring something (their height) to the game that the slightly shorter players can't. So when you do have a taller player who has similar athletic ability as the shorter players the two positions might as well be the same position because the only real differences between the two have been eliminated.

  7. #7
    Droppin' knowledge, yo. Mackey_Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    The Dragon's Lair
    Posts
    4,091

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGray View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?
    They may both be 6' 9", but Paul George is not Mike Dunleavy defensively.

  8. #8
    Play McRoberts and Price! BRushWithDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Johnson's Bay, Lake Wawasee
    Age
    28
    Posts
    5,292

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGray View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?
    If one of those 6'9" guys can guard the smaller SGs you absolutely do want that.

    I thought George did a very admirable job on Wade.
    "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

    -Lance Stephenson

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    In a Gym
    Age
    21
    Posts
    16,855
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGray View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Big difference. You don't want two 6'9 wings, a smaller SG is good for faster apposing SGs. for instance, how much did Wade score when we faced the HEAT?
    D wade was 5 -14 with Paul on him.

  10. #10
    Running with the Big Boys BillS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Danberry
    Age
    55
    Posts
    11,554

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by pacer4ever View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    D wade was 5 -14 with Paul on him.
    No. DWade was 5-14 while PG was in the game against him.

    It is a subtle difference, but an important one. Let's not confuse that with saying PG was responsible for all of Wade's misses during that time. As I pointed out, at least one of those misses was a blocked shot from Roy.
    BillS

    "Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
    - Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    In a Gym
    Age
    21
    Posts
    16,855
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillS View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    No. DWade was 5-14 while PG was in the game against him.

    It is a subtle difference, but an important one. Let's not confuse that with saying PG was responsible for all of Wade's misses during that time. As I pointed out, at least one of those misses was a blocked shot from Roy.
    No WTF;?? that is a fact D wade went 5-14 while George was guarding him!

    ok Wade started the game 7-7 with 16 pts on Dunleavy. Thats 2 more shots made in 5 mins of play than was scored on Paul

    so ya Paul had no effect. But I guess when Dunleavy was in the team just wasnt helping Mike?
    Last edited by pacer4ever; 02-17-2011 at 12:56 PM.

  12. #12
    Droppin' knowledge, yo. Mackey_Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    The Dragon's Lair
    Posts
    4,091

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Major Cold View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Since Paul George was drafted many had said that he is not a SG. And even recently I have seen posts saying that SF is his natural position. So which is it.

    Wade was held to 4-14 shooting last night when George guarded him. He can guard the most electric SG in the league, I think the dude can be a starting SG for this team. So if that is true, why then do we always talk about trading Danny?
    Because he is the team's best player at this point. Many people (I am one of them) believe that in order for this team to be better, it needs to have a better best player.

    It is possible (likely?) that George will grow into that role, but if he doesn't, it seems the only way to get a guy like that is to move Granger.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Mackey_Rose For This Useful Post:


  14. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    582

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Let's say Paul George becomes the most gifted scorer on this team and Danny stays. Does Danny have a problem with stepping into the #2 role or does he go prima donna on us?

  15. #14

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared Sullinger View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Let's say Paul George becomes the most gifted scorer on this team and Danny stays. Does Danny have a problem with stepping into the #2 role or does he go prima donna on us?
    I honestly have 0 doubt that Danny would more than welcome the chance to have a true #1. IF PG is the guy we think he can be... Danny is going to be that much more deadly.

  16. #15
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    582

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    As for the poll question─I have no idea. I would hope shooting guard, though.

  17. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Posts
    684

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    I say wing. I think he can play both wing positions. How anyone can watch the way he is playing even at 20 years old and say there's no way he can learn either SF or SG is crazy to me. The typical 6'8' to 6'9" player would be too slow to play SG, but in case you missed...well, the entire 2010-2011 season thusfar, Paul George's athleticism and speed are NOT typical or average. I'm confident he will be able to handle either SG or SF at the pro level.

  18. #17
    Administrator Unclebuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32,762

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Depends who else is on the floor with him. The more important question is can he play with Granger and how effective can those two be. Can those two as a combo guard any and every 2 and 3 combo in the NBA?

    I don't care if you call Paul a 2 or a 3.

  19. #18
    Droppin' knowledge, yo. Mackey_Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    The Dragon's Lair
    Posts
    4,091

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Depends who else is on the floor with him. The more important question is can he play with Granger and how effective can those two be. Can those two as a combo guard any and every 2 and 3 combo in the NBA?

    I don't care if you call Paul a 2 or a 3.
    I think they can when Danny wants to.

  20. #19

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    if you are going to play danny and paul together, which is going to happen at some point, danny is going to guard the bigger guy and paul the smaller guy. usually the smaller guy is a SG. but really in the pacer offense both positions are so similar to be the same. paul is a wing. so is brandon. so is danny. so is dahntay. so is mike. if you have the size and/or strength to guard a SF then a wing is a wing. if you cannot guard a SF, AJ for example, you are a guard.

    also, don't trade danny. the 'let's trade danny so paul can play is natural position' talk is silly. finally the pacers have two really good players at the wing spots and a good third guy in brandon. that is a rotation that could be on an ECF team. trading to get your favorite player in his natural spot is dumb.

  21. #20
    Shooting for the Moon Day-V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SoBro
    Age
    25
    Posts
    4,307
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Linebacker.

  22. #21
    Running with the Big Boys BillS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Danberry
    Age
    55
    Posts
    11,554

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Major Cold View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Since Paul George was drafted many had said that he is not a SG. And even recently I have seen posts saying that SF is his natural position. So which is it.

    Wade was held to 4-14 shooting last night when George guarded him. He can guard the most electric SG in the league, I think the dude can be a starting SG for this team. So if that is true, why then do we always talk about trading Danny?
    OK, now, I haven't gone through the entire play-by-play, but at least one of those misses was a big block by Big Roy. Let's be careful of making generalizations.
    BillS

    "Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
    - Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh

  23. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lifelong Indy-area resident
    Age
    62
    Posts
    4,654

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    I am one who has stated that George is a natural SF who is able to play the SG position just as well at this time in his career. There is no question that he is capable of playing both positions.

    When playing the SG position, he would typically go up against short players and thus have a tremendous advantage in the post. But in playing the SF position he would typically go up against players that are not quite as quick, thus his ability to do whatever he wants offensively would be improved. As has been mentioned, at this point it doesn't matter; he makes a great wing who will take whichever advantage is made availabe to him.

    At some point in the future, maybe even several years down the road, he is likely to become a more natural SF than SG, especially if an injury occurs.

    But until then, we should enjoy it because at least right now, he is a very versatile player.

  24. #23
    I have a Member xBulletproof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    4,671

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    I think shooting guard is fine for him at this point. When you're quick enough to bother Wade, and Chris Paul, you're quick enough to guard anyone in the league. That's the main issue on defining whether someone can play SG or SF to me.

    However, in the long run I think his speed and defensive abilities will translate to the SF position better in the long run. Mainly because a lot of SF's aren't as quick, or as good with their handles as guys at SG. He'd be capable of taking the ball from them easier, and disrupting anything they want to do. However, I think he needs to add a few pounds and some strength before he can play there a lot. Bigger SF's will post him up at this point.

    As long as Danny is here, he's going to play SG regardless. Which isn't a bad thing for now, but I begin to question what will happen in 2 or 3 years. It's a good problem to have, either way.

    Paul George is the epitome of why you draft the best player, every time, in every draft. Regardless of position. Imagine if we took Cole Aldich or Patrick Patterson because we felt we needed a big man. Ugh.

  25. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to xBulletproof For This Useful Post:


  26. #24
    BoilerUpMan Really?'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bloomington
    Posts
    4,052
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    Let him work on his handles a little bit more and I think 2, he can drive but sometimes his handles just aren't there.

    He can def guard the two though...

  27. #25
    DIET COKE! Trader Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troll Hunting
    Age
    26
    Posts
    30,871

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    He can play either one. His defense on Wade in the 2nd and 3rd quarters was superb.

    “WE NEVER SURRENDER, WE NEVER GIVE UP, WE KEEP ATTACKING”- Frank Vogel
    momentarygodsblog.com https://twitter.com/momentarygods

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 224
    Last Post: 01-25-2013, 09:47 PM
  2. Area 55 season thread for 2010-11
    By pacer4ever in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 1386
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 11:07 AM
  3. Thunderbird's analysis of Paul George
    By Skaut_Ech in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-20-2011, 04:00 PM
  4. Eddie George to star in play
    By Basketball Fan in forum Indianapolis Colts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-14-2010, 07:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •