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April 8, 2015 Updates
April 7, 2015 Updates

He said when he joined the Pacers before last season that he wants to play as long as anyone will have him, and he doesn't rule out the possibility of playing past 40. “I don't feel close to the end, that's the truth,” he said Sunday. “I know people don't play that much longer after 35, but I'm feeling well. I don't know how fast the process is from the moment you start feeling close to the end versus the actual end. But I'm not feeling close to the end. I've got energy and I feel I can still do this and I'm still having fun and I can work out hard and play hard every day. As long as all that's still there I don't see me being close to retirement.” NBA.com

“This is a great place and I believe it's going to be a very good team next year. It's not up to me, you know? We'll see if the guys in the front office are happy with what I did and then we'll talk. Every team that wants you to stay, it's a good thing. It means you did well and they like you and think you can help them. So I'm looking forward to getting a positive nod on that and then move on from that. I don't know what's going to happen.” NBA.com

April 6, 2015 Updates

During the Pacers' 112-89 win, George played 15 minutes and scored 13 points (5-of-12 from the floor with three 3-pointers) and picked up two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Though George also turned the ball over three times and picked up just as many fouls, the Pacers (34-43) outscored the Heat by 12 while he was on the floor. So, he's back. And throughout the NBA, even rivals recognized the moment. "There's been a lot of injury stories this year, but that's one of the good stories," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We all saw it on TV. Even from a competitor's standpoint, it was great to see that he's back out on the court. It has to come on our game, who cares? The fact that an injured player is back, we're not hiding from competition." USA Today Sports

LeBron James: Absolutely great day for my Nike Brother and homie @ygtrece! Congrats man on the journey all the way to this point. Like Pops said from Friday "It's not the size of the Dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the Dog". Welcome back PG13 #NikeBrotherHood #StriveForGreatness Instagram

April 5, 2015 Updates

As the USA Basketball coach, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski was one of many who watched in horror when Paul George broke his leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in August. And now, as George prepares to return to the court, a happy coincidence provided Krzyzewski an opportunity to wish him well on his return. For The Win

After spending months in rigorous rehabilitation, undergoing two surgeries on his fractured right leg and vacillating between states of doubt and hope, Paul George will finally return to the court. As the Indiana Pacers host the Miami Heat on Sunday night, George will play 10-15 minutes off the bench in the latest step in the recovery process. "It's almost (like) being drafted again," George said, "and getting thrown back out there for the first time and fans getting a glimpse of their newest player, it's that same feel." Indianapolis Star

Before the team left, there was a ceremony where Four-Star General Martin Dempsey, the United States current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presented the USA team with honorary dog tags. Since Paul was unable to participate in the ceremony, General Dempsey will present Paul with his honorary dog tags on April 5 before the game. NBA.com

April 4, 2015 Updates

Though Stephenson never took the bait when he was asked twice directly if he had regrets in choosing Charlotte over Indiana, he did use the word "humbling" three times in describing his first year as a Hornet. "I'm very frustrated but it's a part of life and it's very humbling," Stephenson said, "but (I'm) just trying to stay focused and positive and whenever my number's called, just be ready." Indianapolis Star



Three of the top four players are from the team's ABA era. All but the dead-eye shooter at No. 1.


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