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statquo
09-08-2015, 03:51 PM
Just curious. He was looking good a couple seasons back until he broke his leg in half, so just wondering if him being healthy makes the Pacers a playoffs team or is he damaged goods? What type of year do people think he has?

Silent
09-08-2015, 04:12 PM
24/6/6

RLundi
09-08-2015, 04:42 PM
19-8-4.

FraziersKnicks
09-08-2015, 05:01 PM
20/7/3 on 42/37/83

meloman1592
09-08-2015, 05:10 PM
22-6-3 on 46%

Hawkeye15
09-08-2015, 05:32 PM
21-6-5 on very good, but not great efficiency. Plays at a borderline all defensive level on that end.

Tony_Starks
09-08-2015, 06:30 PM
A year of splendor. Maybe 25 and 7, locking people up, dropping threes like nobodies business.

Raidaz4Life
09-08-2015, 08:00 PM
22-6-3 44% Shooting

naps
09-09-2015, 03:51 AM
Most of the people here are expecting a comeback of the fantastic 2 way player he was before he broke his leg. I think his return is gonna be a slow one. It will be a slow season for him overall. If he can stay healthy all season long may be by March-April he will come along completely. But his averages are certainly not gonna be as high as some of you guys are projecting here over the season.

Kyben36
09-09-2015, 04:51 AM
Hell be good, but he would be better on the Bulls. :(

Sadds The Gr8
09-09-2015, 05:20 AM
Most of the people here are expecting a comeback of the fantastic 2 way player he was before he broke his leg. I think his return is gonna be a slow one. It will be a slow season for him overall. If he can stay healthy all season long may be by March-April he will come along completely. But his averages are certainly not gonna be as high as some of you guys are projecting here over the season.

this.

I think like 19 PPG/7.5 RPG/3 APG on 39/32/80%

Along with good defense, but not elite like we're used to.

Yanks All Day
09-09-2015, 09:23 AM
I mean, in his last full year, he averaged 21.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, and 3.5 apg on 42.4% from the field and 36.4% from 3 while playing elite defense.

That was on a very good Pacers team before he snapped his leg in half. Since then, he's played all of 6 games and averaged 15 mpg. He hasn't really done anything yet, in terms of in-game rehab. It's going to take him a while to get going, especially as the Pacers have to take time to gel. It would be absurd to think he's immediately going to put up better numbers than what he left with after a year away and with a worse team.

I'd think October/ November/ December are going to be a readjustment period, and then he starts to find it again at the turn of the new year. Even then, I don't expect his defense to be as great as it was and his efficiency should go down a bit as he comes back.

I think 17/5/4 on 40% from the field and 33% from 3 with good, but not great, defense is a realistic expectation, considering what he's coming back from.

D-Leethal
09-09-2015, 10:02 AM
What will he D look like playing the 4? Not even sure what that roster is set to look like right now and if they have the ability to cross-match him onto 3s on a nightly basis.

Historically, I think a broken leg is easier to come back from than an injury like an ACL or torn achilles? I could be completely talking out of my *** there though.

Byronicle
09-09-2015, 10:18 AM
He needs a full season to recover and regain his form

SportsFanatic10
09-09-2015, 10:44 AM
20 ppg / 6 reb / 3 ast on 44 fg%. His per game numbers will likely be dragged down by a slower start then some of the more optimistic posters are predicting. I think it might take at least a month or 2 for him to find his full groove. He should be a plus defender right from the start though and be good on that end all year.

OlivaThor
09-10-2015, 04:54 PM
21 5 4 .. Slow start, strong finnish. Still will be all star imo

IndyRealist
09-10-2015, 09:41 PM
I think he's going to shoot slightly over 40% from 3, due to slower PFs to go out to cover him. I don't see him taking guys off the dribble until later in the season, but the eventual focus will be at the rim and behind the arc. He's been a good rebounder when put in position to, which is usually on defense since he's on the perimeter on offense.

Monta and George Hill will be taking the bulk of the playmaking duties, with either CJ Miles or Chase Budinger spotting up for 3s at SF, and Ian Mahimni or Myles Turner grabbing boards at C. Paul George will spend a lot of the time spacing the floor or cutting backdoor. I really want PG off the ball as much as possible. I can see 16-18ppg, 8rpg, 40% 3pt shooting, and around 1.5-2bpg.

Sly Guy
09-11-2015, 12:06 PM
Most of the people here are expecting a comeback of the fantastic 2 way player he was before he broke his leg. I think his return is gonna be a slow one. It will be a slow season for him overall. If he can stay healthy all season long may be by March-April he will come along completely. But his averages are certainly not gonna be as high as some of you guys are projecting here over the season.

I'm in your camp. Anyone coming off that long a layoff is gonna have some significant rust.

BigBuckley
09-11-2015, 12:42 PM
21 5 4 .. Slow start, strong finnish. Still will be all star imo

Something like this. Paul George was on the comeup into two-way stardom. The injury took him out for most of last season but he is going to have a bounceback year, especially with the pacers re-tooled and him needing to take on a bigger workload. Time for iso-george to get them stats.

MonroeFAN
09-11-2015, 01:36 PM
Most of the people here are expecting a comeback of the fantastic 2 way player he was before he broke his leg. I think his return is gonna be a slow one. It will be a slow season for him overall. If he can stay healthy all season long may be by March-April he will come along completely. But his averages are certainly not gonna be as high as some of you guys are projecting here over the season.

We all saw him jump out of the gym during the off season. That might not translate, but I don't think some of these expectations were that off.

IndyRealist
09-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Something like this. Paul George was on the comeup into two-way stardom. The injury took him out for most of last season but he is going to have a bounceback year, especially with the pacers re-tooled and him needing to take on a bigger workload. Time for iso-george to get them stats.

I suspect he will have a lower usage than 2 years ago, with Monta on board and the team's focus on offense. That's two ballhandlers (Monta and Hill) and 3 finishers (Budinger/Miles, George, and Turner/Mahimni) on the floor.

FlashBolt
09-11-2015, 03:40 PM
Paul George has never been a an efficient scorer but one thing he does great is compete. He's had some of his best games against better competition. I'd suspect he'll be a 20/7/3 player with 40% shooting and will crack the All-NBA Third Defensive team. Just good to see him back in the game and competing in the lackluster East.

Lim
09-17-2015, 12:58 PM
16/3/4 on 41%

JEDean89
09-17-2015, 03:00 PM
^^^ lol he'll be better than that lim. 19/7/4 is my guess, but it should be more like 23/8/5 in the months after the allstar break. Dude is a star of the highest level, and will be 25 this year, so he should have a full recovery. After watching Gallo, who missed like 20 months or something, not only regain his form, but take another step after injury shows how good people can recover. Broken Legs are also a much better thing to come back from then some injuries.

mrblisterdundee
09-17-2015, 11:51 PM
20/7/3 on 42/37/83

This seems pretty good, but I would give George four or five assists. Monta Ellis might be the top scorer on the team.

TheNumber37
09-19-2015, 01:42 PM
No Hibbert. No Lance, no David west.

He'll probably be 25, 7 and 4. all nba and all nba defense

Vinylman
09-19-2015, 02:45 PM
16/6/3 on 42% from the field and he will be out with another season ending injury no later than game 37

ombada
09-19-2015, 08:22 PM
No Hibbert. No Lance, no David west.

He'll probably be 25, 7 and 4. all nba and all nba defense

2 years removed, Lance Stephenson shouldn't be a factor in this discussion

adite34
09-20-2015, 08:57 AM
Maybe 25 and 7