Paul George (basketball)
Paul George (born 2 May 1990 in Palmdale, California) is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers since 2010.
After George had played two years at Fresno State, he was selected in the NBA Draft 2010, 10 out of the Indiana Pacers. In his rookie season, George convinced with 7.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. As a reward, he was appointed to the NBA All- Rookie Second Team.
On February 3, 2012 George scored a victory over the Dallas Mavericks a career record of 30 points, of which 7 turned three, it will also lead him 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. During NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest 2012 he finished second behind Jeremy Evans. In his second year George improved his stats to 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. With the Pacers, he reached the second round of the playoffs.
Start of the season of 2012, injured Pacers Danny Granger leading players, making a particularly large number of play fell on George. George improved greatly in his third NBA year and was a reward for the NBA All -Star Game in 2013 nominated. On November 21, 2012 at the home game against the New Orleans Hornets he succeeded with 37 points and 9 three-point throws a new personal best value.
For his achievements 2012/2013, George was honored by the league as the NBA Most Improved Player Award. He was also appointed to the All- NBA Third Team and the NBA All- Defensive Second Team. After the season he signed reportedly a 5- year contract for $ 90 million. 2014 George was first appointed by NBA fans in the starting lineup of NBA All- Star Game.
- 2 × NBA All -Star: 2013, 2014
- All- NBA Third Team: 2013
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team: 2013
- Most Improved Player: 2013
- NBA Rising Star: 2012
- NBA All- Rookie Second Team: 2011