HoopsHype Paul George rumors

May 22, 2014 Updates

The Pacers announced on Wednesday that Paul George suffered a concussion in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The team said in a statement that George would “begin the NBA-mandated protocol for return-to-participation after a diagnosed concussion.” The Heat and Pacers play Game 3 on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. The series is tied 1-1 after the Heat’s 87-83 victory on Tuesday at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was unclear on Wednesday if George would be allowed to return to action by Saturday. According to the NBA’s concussion policy, a “concussed player may not return to participation until he is asymptomatic at rest and has successfully completed the NBA concussion return-to-participation exertion protocol.” Miami Herald

May 21, 2014 Updates

Candace Buckner: Per @NBA's Concussion Policy: Paul George must undergo several steps of increasing exertion before being cleared to return to participation. Those steps include: "riding stationary bike to jogging to agility work, to non-contact team drills" and must be symptom free b4 moving on. Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

Added Paul George, who took a knee to the head from Wade in the fourth quarter and finished the game with blurry vision: “We were in control of this game for 44, 45 minutes. We just made some plays down the stretch that cost us.” NBA.com

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"Roy knows we got his back, simple as that," said Paul George. "He just has (to) continue to be consistent for us. We know (some) nights it's going to be tough. He's not going to score 28-30 points night-in and night-out, but we're always going to need him on the defensive end. The past two games he's been great just defending our basket." Indianapolis Star

May 7, 2014 Updates

George said Wednesday he wants the distractions hinting at internal problems to end. "I'm just getting tired of the media and these stories," he said. "I'm just putting everything to bed and to rest." As the Pacers have struggled over the past two months, the team had numerous meetings and hinted at chemistry problems -- including Hibbert saying some of his teammates were playing selfishly. It led to a rise in speculation about the team's once-strong togetherness fraying as its cohesion on the court deteriorated. ESPN.com

May 6, 2014 Updates

Blessed to be at both games, I can say with conviction that Beal had Kobe’s supreme confidence Monday night. In yet another stirring performance that makes you forget he’s 20-freakin’ years old , Beal’s stroke may have even been purer than Mamba’s at 21. “Bradley Beal’s a superstar in this league,” Paul George, the Pacers’ all-star guard, said afterward. “He’s on the rise.” “Like, the way I think about it, I’m 20 years old, playing in the playoffs, something I always dreamed about, so why not embrace it?” said Beal, who, let’s be honest, is nearly too good to be real. Washington Post

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