At this risk of sounding hyperbolic: Paul George is the most important professional athlete in Indianapolis since _________.
Oh, and quarterbacks don't count.
I happily admit that I didn't have faith in Paul George. I thought he would be a fine NBA player, his ceiling around Rudy Gay level. I didn't think, especially considering the first few weeks of the season, he would surpass Rudy Gay so freaking quickly...
I still am at a loss for how quickly he got so good. I still almost can't believe it. His handles while still a little clumsy have shown significant improvement, his jumpshot has gotten much much better, especially considering how inconsistent it was in his rookie year, his defense as always is stellar, his rebounding is #2 for Small Forwards, and what has surprised me the most is his improved passing. He's averaging about 4 assists a game, and it could just as easily be 6 if we made shots at a normal clip. The guy's game has taken a big jump so quickly its astonishing. He's just 22 years old...
If I do have to make some complaints is his FG%. I know he had a rough start which bogs it down, but 42% is bleh. Sometimes he falls in love with jumpshots or the 3 ball too much, when I'd like to see him attack the basket and get to the line. The good news is he will probably be getting more respect from the refs, which will definitely help him shoot more free throws helping his efficiency.
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA
Gerald Green wouldn't give any hints, but said if he's able to pull off this 1 dunk in the comp it'll be the greatest of all time. Buckle up
So would it be wrong of me to reply that to obtain maximum elevation someone should pump fake the ball to him?
Good God did you see him bite on that Ben Gordon show the ball fake out at the three point line? I think when Gerald finally landed 2 more plays had occurred.
I do wish Green weren't such a dumbass player. If only because he really does seem like a good guy, says all the right things and all that. Could just be that his people told him to learn how to sell yourself if you wanna get back to the league and it's all BS, but still, I'd be lying if I said that stuff isn't why I defend Roy and have become a fan of Ian. Just genuine, nice dudes. Green seems like he'd be a lot of fun to root for if there were ever anything at all to root for.
I loved watching Paul George abuse smaller players on the block. I can't wait to see him do that more frequently (as he gets to start playing against SGs).
That's it for me, guys. I'll see you all after Easter.
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First game I had to miss all year. Can someone fill me in on a few things.
It shows hibbert shot over 50% - Where were the bulk of his shots? Also does anyone know if they came late in the shot clock? I have noticed that over the past few games hibbert has been the one getting the ball with only a few seconds left being forced to take a awkward shot.
Pendergraph also appeared to have yet another good shooting night. Did he get his open jumpers again? How was his defense?
Oh, the posts graphic-er and I had during the 010 draft as who was better. Graph wanted the Pacers to draft Gordon, and I wanted Bird to draft Paul.
A large shoutout from me to Mr. Bird for drafting PAUL GEORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll say graph has been gracious to admit PG was the better of the 2 players much earlier in both their careers. As I will add, GH is a fine BB player who I keep tabs on his games. I always wish him the best, except when playing the Pacers.
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Pendergraph looked more mortal today, but played very well in the second half and got a cpl jumpers to go again.