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sunsfan88
11-08-2013, 05:47 AM
Averaging 26 pts, 8 rebounds and 4 assists a game in this young season. He probably won't be able to keep up these numbers for the whole season but I don't think there will be a huge drop off. And considering that he's also a very, very good defender, does that make him the best SG in the NBA? He does play well on both offense AND defense. Plus he also rebounds.

Even majority of Rockets fans voted for Paul George over Harden in a poll on their forum. 60% voted for George with only 40% for Harden.


As for Wade, obviously he's making a comeback this year. Lets see if he can sustain it also cause he also has a very good case.

I'm not gonna include Kobe because he hasn't played yet and we don't know how he will look after coming back from ACL surgery at age 35. If he plays like he did last year, then he belongs in the conversation too.

Swashcuff
11-08-2013, 08:32 AM
If you can then you can also make a case for Al Horford as the best PF in the game. PG hasn't played a single minute at SG this season nor has he matched up or been guarded by SGs so far this season, don't see how a case can be made for a man who doesn't currently play that position.

tmacsc2
11-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Yes, for sure. Simply cause he plays two way ball at a high level!!! Kobe tore his Achilles btw.

jericho
11-08-2013, 09:10 AM
You can ........ but he hasnt played SG yet and the way things are going i dont think he will, Who knows when Granger is gonna have a good healthy run.

Master Mind
11-08-2013, 11:28 AM
Paul George is a SF

Miltstar
11-08-2013, 11:51 AM
The only true positions left are PG and C .... 2s 3s and 4s are all pretty flexible in todays nba

jericho
11-08-2013, 12:30 PM
The only true positions left are PG and C .... 2s 3s and 4s are all pretty flexible in todays nba

What what what???

Chronz
11-08-2013, 12:31 PM
Hes clearly been the most productive swing this year. So yes.

MonroeFAN
11-08-2013, 12:36 PM
as of right now, yes... absolutely.

The guy has been incredible.

jerellh528
11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Absolutely not, he's a small forward. If that's what you're going to ask then I nominate Lebron as best sg. So people does Lebron have a case for best sg in the nba right now???

Clippersfan86
11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
As Swash said he's actually been at SF all year. That being said... he can definitely be at the top of the wing position this year. I'm really impressed with his aggressiveness this year. I didn't think he truly wanted to be THE man always last year, this year there is no doubt. It's Paul George's team right now. Makes me even more mad that we passed him up when I knew it was a bad idea.

JEDean89
11-08-2013, 01:20 PM
He'll never be the 1st best but as its kinda Lebron at 1, Durant at 1a, you could see George being at 1b, he is clearly bettter than Melo and has really entered that 1st teir echelon with Durant and LBJ. These guys are the 3 guys you would start a franchise with, i think Giannis, Wiggins and if MKG can develop a jumper, him to will be the next crop of SF's there.

Also PG's and C's have become just as versatile. The difference size wise between Ty Lawson and Derrick Rose is 6 inches. The whole nba has become versatile, it's almost as important as size these days.

FOBolous
11-08-2013, 01:26 PM
small sample size so far, but he can keep this up (25 ppg/48% FG/44% 3PT%/4 ast/8 reb), i think he would among the best wing players in the league right now to Lebron and Durant.

beasted86
11-08-2013, 01:26 PM
If you can then you can also make a case for Al Horford as the best PF in the game. PG hasn't played a single minute at SG this season nor has he matched up or been guarded by SGs so far this season, don't see how a case can be made for a man who doesn't currently play that position.

This year or last.

Swashcuff
11-08-2013, 01:28 PM
This year or last.

I said this season twice.

RipCity32
11-08-2013, 02:09 PM
Beast

NoahH
11-08-2013, 02:13 PM
If you can then you can also make a case for Al Horford as the best PF in the game. PG hasn't played a single minute at SG this season nor has he matched up or been guarded by SGs so far this season, don't see how a case can be made for a man who doesn't currently play that position.

Exactly.

D-Leethal
11-08-2013, 02:14 PM
PG is a natural SF. Dude is 6'9.

slashsnake
11-08-2013, 03:03 PM
Not the best at his position in the game, and even two good years with one having lebron/durant like numbers doesn't get him into that level. Just because Jerry Stackhouse scored 30 a game one year, didn't mean he was on par with AI and Kobe as a scorer. He's a top young swingman with loads of potential, but still a lot to prove

Bruno
11-08-2013, 03:08 PM
yes. he's been the best swing in the NBA though the first two weeks of the season. he's a superior defender than Durant and especially Harden as well.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=jamesle01&y1=2014&p2=duranke01&y2=2014&p3=georgpa01&y3=2014&p4=hardeja01&y4=2014

sunsfan88
11-08-2013, 04:17 PM
If you can then you can also make a case for Al Horford as the best PF in the game. PG hasn't played a single minute at SG this season nor has he matched up or been guarded by SGs so far this season, don't see how a case can be made for a man who doesn't currently play that position.

I actually do think Horford is the best PF in the NBA....awkward.

beasted86
11-08-2013, 06:05 PM
I said this season twice.

No... my point was that Paul George also did not play SG all last season for 2012-13 either.

Whether it was Lance Stephenson, Gerald Green, or Sam Young... Paul George was the SF and the other guy was defending the SG.

chi-townlove1
11-08-2013, 08:01 PM
Yet I say something a few weeks ago and people try ripping my head off

Minimal
11-08-2013, 08:03 PM
5 good games against Cavs, Magic, Pistons, Pelicans and Bulls and he is already the best player in the NBA. SMH.

sunsfan88
11-09-2013, 03:34 AM
5 good games against Cavs, Magic, Pistons, Pelicans and Bulls and he is already the best player in the NBA. SMH.

Relax, I know they don't have good education in Miami but if you read real carefully, it says best SG in the NBA not best player.

Don't worry, nobody's taking away LeBron's throne.

Swashcuff
11-09-2013, 08:05 AM
Relax, I know they don't have good education in Miami but if you read real carefully, it says best SG in the NBA not best player.

Don't worry, nobody's taking away LeBron's throne.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

meloman1592
11-09-2013, 09:59 AM
Paul George is not a sg, Kobe did not tear an acl, and Paul George is ENTERING the debate as a top echelon wing. He's not the best anything just yet

IndyRealist
11-09-2013, 12:33 PM
Nope.

1) Small sample size. If you've watched the Pacers games, the last couple he seems to be slipping. Probably fatigue.
2) He's not starting at SG, but at SF. He -is- playing SG when Solomon Hill is in, just like he did last year when Sam Young was in. But it's not for more than a few minutes a game.
3) Other SGs are making noise as well. If I had to pick one SG based on the last two weeks, it'd probably be Kevin Martin or Eric Bledsoe (who started 3 games next to Goran Dragic).

KNICKS R BACK
11-09-2013, 12:53 PM
I would say so, at least that's how it appears early in the season. George seems to have taken the next step yet again and is on par with just about any other shooting guard in the league. I mean realistically who else could you make an argument for over Paul George? Harden, Wade, a Healthy Kobe, that's about it. Me personally i would take Paul George over those 3 guys anyway, Wade and Kobe for obvious reasons (age) and over Harden because i feel that Paul George is just a far superior 2 way player.

John Walls Era
11-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Definitely not Harden. But if best SG in the league involves wasting 23 seconds of the clock and then bricking, yes it would be Harden.

Pacerlive
11-09-2013, 03:55 PM
PG is a wing but he is off to a good start. I would put him top five right now but that could change.

THE MTL
11-09-2013, 04:21 PM
Nope cause he's a SF

Lakers + Giants
11-09-2013, 04:57 PM
He's a SF.

If PG was a SG he'd be ahead of Wade, Kobe, and Harden.