Nobody really knows what Paul George is going to look like this season. He missed all but six games last year after suffering a devastating leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage in the summer of 2014. He’s looked great in preseason, but he comes back with a changed roster and a changed role. One person who’s extremely confident in George’s prospects this year is Pacers head coach Frank Vogel:
George is going to be playing some power forward this season, which he has expressed reservations about. But if he buys into the role, there’s no reason he can’t have a bounceback year after a lost season last year. If he plays like 2013-14, when he was a borderline MVP candidate, the Pacers have at least a shot at competing for a playoff spot.