What They’re Saying – February 27
Pacers’ forward Paul George returned to full practice for the first time, since injuring his right leg in August. During the practice, George participated in 5-on-5 scrimmaging and shot around with his teammates. There has yet to be a date set for PG’s return, but he said he is excited to be back on the court.
ESPN- “In some ways, George already looks like his old self. He smiled and slapped hands with teammates when they ran plays. He worked out mostly with the Pacers’ regular starters, took some long range and midrange shots and was one of the last players to leave the court after another round of individual shooting drills.” Read More
IndyStar- “Over the past several weeks, George has increased his level of activity, hopping in and out of drills and plays with teammates. On Thursday, George had no limitations in his first entry into full-court, 5-on-5 work.”Read More
Fox Sports- “Indiana is playing it safe with one of the NBA’s brightest young players. The 24-year-old forward who led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals the last two seasons, spent the last portion of practice working on the wing and near the top of the key to avoid unnecessary contact.” Read More
WTHR- “George wanted to be practicing full speed with the Pacers by March 1st. He beat that by a few days. But there is still no certainty that he will play in a game this season. He remains hopeful of playing a game for the Pacers by mid-March.” Read More
Bleacher Report- “…it’s undoubtedly a good sign George is getting back on the floor within the early part of his initial timeline. With any luck he’ll be back to re-establishing himself among the game’s greats in no time.” Read More