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    Default Re: Huff. Post: "2011 Rookie of the Year goes to..." (George ref.)

    Best Case is better than Granger.

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    Default Re: Huff. Post: "2011 Rookie of the Year goes to..." (George ref.)

    Best case: Granger with defense and the ability to pass.
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    Default Re: Huff. Post: "2011 Rookie of the Year goes to..." (George ref.)

    Best Case: Tracy McGrady

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    Default Re: Huff. Post: "2011 Rookie of the Year goes to..." (George ref.)

    Conrad Brunner said a couple games back that Paul George reminds him of Joe Johnson, but with better defense. They are both silky smooth, both use hesitation moves to get free, both love their jumpers, both have great looking jumpers and they are smooth, and they both have some passing ability. I love that comparison.

    Joe Johnson wasn't a superstar his first couple years in the league either. Look at the numbers:

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/...johnsjo02.html

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    A few years ago this board and others like it had Granger as an elite franchise player. If George turns out to be as good as Granger we will all be happy.

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    Best Case: Tracy McGrady
    i hope he can become better than McGrady. Mcgrady never won anything his entire career. not even one playoff series. I hope that he develops into a winner, and not a player that cares about stats.

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    Default Re: Huff. Post: "2011 Rookie of the Year goes to..." (George ref.)

    Best Case

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    i hope he can become better than McGrady. Mcgrady never won anything his entire career. not even one playoff series. I hope that he develops into a winner, and not a player that cares about stats.
    McGrady not getting out of the first round certainly doesn't fall on him, especially when he was in Orlando.

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    McGrady not getting out of the first round certainly doesn't fall on him, especially when he was in Orlando.
    sure it does. he was their leader/best player. I want to say that they even blew a 3-1 series lead to Detroit when the Magic had home court. do you really want to build your team around a player that can't win in the playoffs? I want PG to become a player that wins in the post season. people critizice Reggie, Malone, Barkley, Ewing, etc for never winning a ring. But McGrady never even won a single playoff series.

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    sure it does. he was their leader/best player. I want to say that they even blew a 3-1 series lead to Detroit when the Magic had home court. do you really want to build your team around a player that can't win in the playoffs? I want PG to become a player that wins in the post season. people critizice Reggie, Malone, Barkley, Ewing, etc for never winning a ring. But McGrady never even won a single playoff series.
    If Paul George averages 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game at any point in his career, I'll take my chances that we're winning some playoff series.

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    sure it does. he was their leader/best player. I want to say that they even blew a 3-1 series lead to Detroit when the Magic had home court. do you really want to build your team around a player that can't win in the playoffs? I want PG to become a player that wins in the post season. people critizice Reggie, Malone, Barkley, Ewing, etc for never winning a ring. But McGrady never even won a single playoff series.
    Look at that team he had around him. He had a worse supporting cast than LeBron ever did in Cleveland. Darrell Armstrong was the starting PG. The second best player was Drew Gooden. They had Shawn Kemp on their team, in 2003... That team was terrible and it was only Tracy McGrady. Come on man. No one can do it alone.

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    Uh didn't he leave Toronto to be "the man"?

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    Uh didn't he leave Toronto to be "the man"?
    Its one thing to be the man. Its another to be the ONLY man.

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    Look at that team he had around him. He had a worse supporting cast than LeBron ever did in Cleveland. Darrell Armstrong was the starting PG. The second best player was Drew Gooden. They had Shawn Kemp on their team, in 2003... That team was terrible and it was only Tracy McGrady. Come on man. No one can do it alone.
    look, TMac was one of the most electrifying players in the NBA in his prime. im not saying that he lacked anything skill-wise. he just was never a winner. he didn't make his teammates better, and he didn't show up in the playoffs when it mattered most. i understand the team concept, and sure players need help. but if TMAC was as good as he was supposed to be, he would have won at least one playoff series.

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    If he turns into a Granger, I will be more than pleased, Granger is one of our most successful draft picks (and among the top Pacers of this decade). He didn't turn out to be a superstar, which is unfortunate, and didn't really take us anywhere, but still a really good player.
    Someone here wrote "Granger with the ability to defend and pass" why not just type "Lebron James"?
    I think some of you guys are expecting way too much. Superstars usually start as superstars. I'm not saying there's no chance he'll turn into one, and of course I hope he turns into one, I just think it's not as likely as some think.

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    If he turns into a Granger, I will be more than pleased, Granger is one of our most successful draft picks (and among the top Pacers of this decade). He didn't turn out to be a superstar, which is unfortunate, and didn't really take us anywhere, but still a really good player.
    Someone here wrote "Granger with the ability to defend and pass" why not just type "Lebron James"?
    I think some of you guys are expecting way too much. Superstars usually start as superstars. I'm not saying there's no chance he'll turn into one, and of course I hope he turns into one, I just think it's not as likely as some think.
    I think he's more likely to transform after the team settles a bit. Yes, it's his rookie year. He got little-to-no playing time just before the All-Star Break. He didn't exactly show out in the games he did play after the coaching change, but I think that still has a lot to do with rotation and rookie jitters.

    We didn't draft a John Wall, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, or LeBron James, drenched in "superstar" status right as they walked into the league. And we're not playing him like he is one of them. But like any good player, give him some time to grow and I think he actually will have potential to be a superstar, and the best Pacer ever, in no time. Just because Eric Gordon or Steph Curry didn't win Rookie of the Year doesn't mean they're not bound to be perennial all-stars and difference-makers on any team they play for.

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    Best Case: A cross between Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Bill Russel.
    Worst Case: Slightly better than Larry Bird.

    fact.

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    look, TMac was one of the most electrifying players in the NBA in his prime. im not saying that he lacked anything skill-wise. he just was never a winner. he didn't make his teammates better, and he didn't show up in the playoffs when it mattered most. i understand the team concept, and sure players need help. but if TMAC was as good as he was supposed to be, he would have won at least one playoff series.
    So if he decrease PPG, RPG, and FG%, then he would have a chance at winning? Not understanding your logic.

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    A few years ago this board and others like it had Granger as an elite franchise player. If George turns out to be as good as Granger we will all be happy.
    If Granger played hard on both sides of the court, he would be one of the best SFs in the NBA. He's shown now and then that he can play defense and rebound when he feels like it, but it's far too rare. Granger is a really good player, but he has really underachieved defensively.

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    Best Case: Tracy McGrady
    Don't you mean worst case?

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    Uh didn't he leave Toronto to be "the man"?
    No, he left Toronto to play with Grant Hill.

    How quickly some forget the actual story.

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    look, TMac was one of the most electrifying players in the NBA in his prime. im not saying that he lacked anything skill-wise. he just was never a winner. he didn't make his teammates better, and he didn't show up in the playoffs when it mattered most. i understand the team concept, and sure players need help. but if TMAC was as good as he was supposed to be, he would have won at least one playoff series.
    TMac is now over-rated. He couldn't win in Toronto, Orlando, Houston and now in Detroit though I'll give him a pass here because the Pistons are in rebuilding mode.

    Still, he had talent around him at least in Houston and look where it got him? Injured pretty much every year he was there.

    No. It's not just the fact that his skills have deminished and he's no longer capable of putting a team on his back and winning for them. It's also a matter of his injury history. I'm tired of having players on this team who get hurt all the time and sit most of the season and the team suffers as a result of not having their talent on the floor. So, no! No TMac for this Pacers fan. I think I said as much a few years ago when there was talk of trading for him or picking him up in free agency. If I had a vote, mine would be NO.

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    No, he left Toronto to play with Grant Hill.

    How quickly some forget the actual story.
    And did they play together? If so, what happened? How successful was that duo?

    Just curious...

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    And did they play together? If so, what happened? How successful was that duo?

    Just curious...
    Grant Hill was hurt for basically McGrady's entire time in Orlando.

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