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    Default Re: Is Paul George becoming a star?

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    I think the Granger injury might be a blessing in disguise for this team. It started off horribly, but now Paul George looks like he's stepping up his game and the team is learning to play without him. I think we are starting to hit our stride and if we can make a move to even marginally upgrade the bench, we could be very dangerous once Granger returns.

    As for the topic at hand--I'm still in wait and see mode. I like how he's been playing but I want to see him sustain this level of play for an extended period of time before making any proclamations.
    you know i thought this at the start of the season when we found out granger was gonna miss 3+ months. this would give PG the room to just do what he needed to do. then he started off rough and it seemed like he wasnt ready for that step yet. but now its back to, hey its PGs time.

    because of that, i want to see him keep it up for the rest of the season. that doesnt mean averaging 25 for the rest of the year. but it means keeping up his shooting and being aggressive like he is now. Even when Danny returns. I want him to hover around that 20ppg mark for the rest of the year. He is a good enough shooter to, especially if he stays aggressive.

    edit: as for the all star game, that would be tough. it really depends on how the other coaches look at Indiana. They know we are without Granger and struggled earlier. Will they overlook that, see that we are playing better as of late and see that PG is playing some phenomenal basketball? I mean if he keeps up the 20+ppg, he could make it. It would be hard to keep him off actually. Especially if we are pushing our record past .500 and have the division lead.
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    The fans only vote on the starters though
    I guess what I was trying to say was that no matter how well a Pacer plays this year we won't get one in the ASG. Last year we had one of the best records in the league around the ASG so Roy was the representative for the whole team. This year we've struggled a bit as a team and if Danny's poor start last year kept him out I don't see why suddenly things would be different for Paul.

    I could see him making the ASG if he came out flying right off the bat. He didn't and I think it's gonna hold him out come January. That's not to say he's not deserving, just that looking at the fan vote thus far I don't think George is going to get a real fair shake.

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    I am very excited for what Paul is doing, but to be a star you need to average over 20 ppg for a whole season and be a leader of your team. PG's star status is still a work on progress.

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    I guess what I was trying to say was that no matter how well a Pacer plays this year we won't get one in the ASG. Last year we had one of the best records in the league around the ASG so Roy was the representative for the whole team. This year we've struggled a bit as a team and if Danny's poor start last year kept him out I don't see why suddenly things would be different for Paul.
    Wasn't Danny shooting under 40% last year at the break? I remember thinking he might of made the team had he not shot so poorly. Paul's playing so much better than Danny was at this point last year even with his early struggles. I think he can make it.

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    I am very excited for what Paul is doing, but to be a star you need to average over 20 ppg for a whole season and be a leader of your team. PG's star status is still a work on progress.
    neither Deng or Iggy averaged 20 and made the team...

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    neither Deng or Iggy averaged 20 and made the team...
    Not a all-star, a true NBA star. Many guys have made the all-star game who are not stars.

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    Wasn't Danny shooting under 40% last year at the break? I remember thinking he might of made the team had he not shot so poorly. Paul's playing so much better than Danny was at this point last year even with his early struggles. I think he can make it.
    Maybe I'm misremembering it, but I felt like he had a few week stretch prior to the ASG where he had really turned the corner.

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    Anyone found a video of his nearly dunk of the year over Hawes??

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    Saying PG is becoming a star after 7 games is as premature as saying the Pacers weren't gonna make the playoffs after the first 10 games.

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    I tend to say yea, he is averaging 16.5 ppg for the year, and nearly 25 ppg in his last 7, plus he is a great defender.

    A star doesn't put up zero point games....... ...

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    A star doesn't put up zero point games....... ...
    Yeah they sit on the bench in Philadelphia in a suit with a size able afro.
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    Yeah they sit on the bench in Philadelphia in a suit with a size able afro.

    When he is healthy enough to play, he will be easily the best center in the east....... ...

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    It's not just his stats and his play, but even the way he's carrying himself and communicating with teammates. He is becoming the leader of this team!

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    He is oozing with confidence and converting drives he used to miss...along with more consistent perimeter shooting. It's all about confidence right now. Superstar? Not yet.

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    I am very excited for what Paul is doing, but to be a star you need to average over 20 ppg for a whole season and be a leader of your team. PG's star status is still a work on progress.
    Except the question isn't "Is George already a star," it's "is he becoming one?"

    Doesn't the word "becoming" imply "work in progress?"
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    I am very excited for what Paul is doing, but to be a star you need to average over 20 ppg for a whole season and be a leader of your team. PG's star status is still a work on progress.
    Was Harden a star last year? Most people seem to have considered him a star. Was Reggie only a star during the few years he averaged 20+ppg, and stopped being a star when he consistently averaged 18ppg?

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    I think we need to take it a day at a time. Didn't Rush have a strong series of games? I know he never had this strong of showing, so I am encouraged. But this is a seven game stretch. I did not think the Pacers were as bad as they were at the start of the year, and I cannot believe that what we have seen the last 7 games is to be expected.

    If Paul George needs to score 20ppg for now on he will have to get to the line more. He is still averaging 3.5 Fta a game. His hot shooting will simmer down. So getting to the line will help. And I don't know if he can consistently. That is why I don't think he is going to be a star like many think.

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    I could see PG getting a lot of votes fro the 2nd (coaches)team. And yes, Iggy spot would be open this year. However, with the change in the "big" man balloting, there are a lot of entries after LeBron and Melo get the first 2 spots?

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    Saying PG is becoming a star after 7 games is as premature as saying the Pacers weren't gonna make the playoffs after the first 10 games.
    I thought he'd be a star (all-star) long before this streak. This just confirms he's capable for me. If he can find some consistency he'll be a star. Maybe not a super star, but a star nonetheless.

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    I could see PG getting a lot of votes fro the 2nd (coaches)team. And yes, Iggy spot would be open this year. However, with the change in the "big" man balloting, there are a lot of entries after LeBron and Melo get the first 2 spots?
    how does the change in the ballot affect him though? I wasn't paying attention when it was being discussed.

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    I thought he'd be a star (all-star) long before this streak. This just confirms he's capable for me. If he can find some consistency he'll be a star. Maybe not a super star, but a star nonetheless.
    Iggy level?
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    I should have known who would vote 3rd option /rolls eyes






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    I think he is becoming a star. In order to become a star, he only needs to consistently play like he has the last 6 or so games. I think this is his floor as he becomes a vet and he could get considerably better. For him to be Granger level or better, he will need to be extremely reliable when left open. He has yet to prove that to me. If he drains shots at about 80% when left open...then he should be moving toward the top of the league because he can D up with the best of them already.

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    [QUOTE=Kemo;1546800]I should have known who would vote 3rd option /rolls eyes



    I didn't bother to explain but since you made fun of my vote, I will. I think PG is a very good player. I don't think he is a star and I don't think he will ever become one. He has had the opportunity to show just about all that he has and that is very good indeed. I think he will move back when Granger returns because Granger is a ball dominant player who won't let PG get the touches he is getting now. If you have been reading other threads, you will find that I suggest bringing Granger in off of the bench for just this reason and because I want to see what Lance can become playing with that first unit. If they do that, PG may indeed develop even more. If they do not, he will slide back to being the second, third or fourth option on offense. ...

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    I should have known who would vote 3rd option /rolls eyes



    I didn't bother to explain but since you made fun of my vote, I will. I think PG is a very good player. I don't think he is a star and I don't think he will ever become one. He has had the opportunity to show just about all that he has and that is very good indeed. I think he will move back when Granger returns because Granger is a ball dominant player who won't let PG get the touches he is getting now. If you have been reading other threads, you will find that I suggest bringing Granger in off of the bench for just this reason and because I want to see what Lance can become playing with that first unit. If they do that, PG may indeed develop even more. If they do not, he will slide back to being the second, third or fourth option on offense. ...
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