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Thread: Paul George, SG or SF?

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    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.

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    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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?
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    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?
    That's not what I said and you know it. Dun doesn't factor into this.

    "D Wade went 5-14 while George was guarding him" makes it sound like PG was solely responsible for stopping the DWade machine.

    That isn't the case. Wade got past PG more than once, but in at least one case Roy was there to block the shot.

    Using a simple stat like saying "while player X was on the floor player Y didn't score as much" oversimplifies the situation.

    Yes, PG did better than Dun and I never said otherwise. But we need to make sure we understand what he DID do, not fall into the hype machine and come out thinking he did better than reality.
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    Default Re: Paul George, SG or SF?

    I said SF, but it doesn't really matter. Not with his quickness. He can handle either position. The only potential benefit is that he may be in a better position to grab boards as a 3...which he does very well...but the main thing is that we make use of his perimeter D. All things considered, I'm still not sure how to vote.

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