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    Default Paul George is the third best player in the NBA.

    I'll say it. The MVPNNLOK (MVP not named LeBron or Kevin TM Grantland), he's the next best player in the NBA behind two guys who will end their careers among the top 10 players in NBA history.

    He's the ****. Other than LBJ and Kevin, there is not another player I'd want under any circumstances.

    I don't need to see him dominate Carmelo Anthony in the playoffs again. I don't need to see him harass Rose into an awful shooting night.. I've seen enough. We're watching what will be known as the greatest Pacers player ever.

    And yeah, this is probably too soon and I'm off my rocker. I'm may be on my own Island of crazy.. or something. I don't care. There's the three best players in the NBA and then everyone else after that. PG is among that three. That's ****ing badass.

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    Default Re: Paul George is the third best player in the NBA.

    It's pretty hard to argue with that.

    When looking at PG's overall game and what he's been doing so far early in the season,
    he very well could be one of the best, if not thee best player out there.

    Inside, outside, defense, he excels at everything. He's been simply spectacular.

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    It's beautiful isn't it? Not since Rajah (I wasn't even born yet) have we had a player that could just dominate the other team. Man. Insert this is fun .gif

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    It's pretty hard to argue with that.

    When looking at PG's overall game and what he's been doing so far early in the season,
    he very well could be one of the best, if not thee best player out there.

    Inside, outside, defense, he excels at everything. He's been simply spectacular.

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    Don't forget about CP3
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    Don't forget about CP3
    In this scenario, he's CPthe4th.

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    Don't forget about CP3
    PG can guard him just like he does to Rose. PG will be the greatest Pacer when his career is over

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    I'll go with the second best player!!!
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    He's top 5 for me
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    Default Re: Paul George is the third best player in the NBA.

    He's definitely top 5 this season. Obviously you can't put him above Lebron or Durant yet, but it definitely gets subjective after that.

    As far as this season is concerned, in no particular order after LBJ and Durant:

    Paul George - everyone here knows why.

    CP3- having the best season of his career so far. 25/12 with 3 steals is just obnoxious.

    I think that most people would have those as their top 4 in this young season. For the 5th player, I'd maybe go Kevin Love. I don't know if he's a top 5 player per se, but he's having a top 5 season so far.

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    Default Re: Paul George is the third best player in the NBA.

    George Karl last night almost took Paul George over Durant because he said that unlike Durant Paul George plays in both sides of the court.

    I think Paul George is top 5 right now but CP3 and Howard are up there too.

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    George Karl last night almost took Paul George over Durant because he said that unlike Durant Paul George plays in both sides of the court.

    I think Paul George is top 5 right now but CP3 and Howard are up there too.
    And that's what makes him so good! He can guard Harden, Melo, Rose, Lebron. And PG showed last year that he can play in big moments so we don't even have to worry about that. Usually is the other way around

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    And that's what makes him so good! He can guard Harden, Melo, Rose, Lebron. And PG showed last year that he can play in big moments so we don't even have to worry about that. Usually is the other way around
    Eh... I'm not sure anybody can guard Lebron. His combination of being big and fast is too much. Paul George has the athleticism to guard him but he gives up the size. Lebron can push through him and if you put someone big enough to match up with his size, he can go around them or can easily get wide open because they're too slow. But yeah... other than that, I agree. I hate to admit that but Lebron's numbers were good against us in the playoffs. 29.0pts 7.3rebs 5.3asts 1.4blks 1.4stls on 51.0%fg and 44.1%3pt. He even attempted 5 three's per game in the series and shot that high. I'm not sure I'd say he can guard Lebron looking at those numbers. Then again, nobody can. I agree he can guard pretty much everyone else at SF, SG and PG.

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    I thank the Jazz everyday for taking Gordon Hayward

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    Default Re: Paul George is the third best player in the NBA.

    Could be. If I still feel this way in January I'll start saying something similar, but I want a large body of work before I do. Looking very good, though. Very good.

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    If he keeps on playing like this, I think its like this:
    1. LBJ
    2. Durant
    3. CP3
    4. Harden
    5. George

    You can make a case for George at 4 since Harden plays no defense whatsoever.

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    If he keeps on playing like this, I think its like this:
    1. LBJ
    2. Durant
    3. CP3
    4. Harden
    5. George

    You can make a case for George at 4 since Harden plays no defense whatsoever.

    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.



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    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.


    I actually laughed out loud at that video, hahaha! I have never actually paid attention to how horrible he is on defense. LOL I'm still laughing, that's awesome.

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    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.
    Harden is a really lazy player, he quits on plays, doesn't hustle, all he likes to do is get the ball and do whatever he wants on offense.

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    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.


    Wow. That was awful. I had no idea he was that lazy on defense.
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    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.


    This is shocking. I've never seen it all back-to-back like this. He's horrendous.

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    I think side by side comparisons of PG and Lebron are pretty damn staggeringly close in resemblance as far as skillsets, natural talent and feel for the game, the passion and drive to achieve being the best they can possibly be as a complete basketball player...

    OBVIOUSLY , Lebron is a good handful of years ahead of Paul George in not only his development as a player, but accolades, accomplishments, endorsements, worldwide superstar recognition and etc..

    IF PG keeps his hunger to be the best he can be, (and I have absolutely ZERO doubt he will), I see absolutely no reason why he couldnt have a Lebron type of career , providing he stays blessed with good health.....


    We really lucked out when Paul George dropped to us ...

    About 3 picks ahead of before we picked , I said to myself that I have this funny feeling that we will draft PG and he will be as good as Danny for us ...

    Never in a million years did I think the basketball gods would gift the Indiana Pacers and fans with what amounts to a once-in-a-decade type player who is so complete in all attributes both skillwise and athletically ..


    I remember also saying to myself back before the draft, that I liked George... and how it seems to me like 90% of the good draft prospects who happen to have two first names as both their first and last name ...

    It's kinda crazy when you think about it ... all the all star caliber players who have 2 first names...


    I was trying to find a list somewhere, but didnt have any luck, so I figured we could kind of compile one with players we can remember...


    Let's see... all I could think of at the moment who were/are either pretty darn good players with good long careers or of all star caliber or better ...

    Michael Jordan
    *Kobe Bryant
    Dwight Howard
    Chris Paul
    Vince Carter
    Eric Gordon
    Ben Gordon
    Rick Barry
    Ray Allen
    *Carmelo Anthony (even though Carmello isn't a "common" first name, same with Kobe and etc. names denoted with asterisk)
    Dave Bing
    *Kyrie Irving
    Jarret Jack
    David Lee

    I am sure there are a whole slew of others.... but my point being , is if you draft a player in first round/lottery who is projected to be pretty good and he has 2 first names, odds seem to be in favor more times than not of him being pretty good lol..


    **Note** this is all conjecture all in fun with no evidence to back up assertion of above, just figured it would be something fun to discuss as far as the 2 first name deal in correlation to how many are/were elite or close to all star caliber.. and if it seems to hold true the majority of the time..
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    You're right... Harden plays no defense whatsoever. And if he doesn't improve in that facet, he falls way down the list as a player. I don't care what he does offensively and if he pads the stat sheet if he's a big part of allowing 137 points in regulation.


    That's an interesting defensive strategy, helping off the three point specialist...

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    I would easily take Paul George over James Harden. When you look past scoring, I don't think it's even that close.

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    If he keeps on playing like this, I think its like this:
    1. LBJ
    2. Durant
    3. CP3
    4. Harden
    5. George

    You can make a case for George at 4 since Harden plays no defense whatsoever.
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    I would easily take Paul George over James Harden. When you look past scoring, I don't think it's even that close.
    Uhh, ya definitely agree. Harden may be top 4 scorer, but that is it. Not top 4 overall at all.

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    I would easily take Paul George over James Harden. When you look past scoring, I don't think it's even that close.
    Defense alone gives PG the edge for me. Harden's defense has dropped a couple notches since he got to Houston.

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