HoopsHype Paul George rumors

December 16, 2014 Updates

From Google’s yearly ‘trends’ list, which includes the 10 most searched athletes from the NBA, apparently a lot of people were interested in Paul George. George, the most googled NBA player in 2014, suffered a gruesome season-ending injury while playing in a USA exhibition game. The 10 most googled NBA players in 2014 are as follows: 1. Paul George; 2. Carmelo Anthony; 3. Kevin Love; 4. LeBron James; 5. Shabazz Napier; 6. Kevin Durant; 7. Lance Stephenson; 8. Ray Allen; 9. Blake Griffin; 10. Damian Lillard. Diehard Sport

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When Lakers (7-16) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-17) today at Target Center, Bryant will need to score only nine points to eclipse Jordan’s 32,292 career points for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Unsurprisingly, Bryant’s upcoming milestone has fueled the never-ending comparisons to Jordan, something that has followed Bryant throughout his 19-year career. But Young’s uneasiness to Jordan’s question provided a snapshot on how the current generation of NBA players idolize Bryant the same way the Lakers’ 36-year-old star admires Jordan. “It’s so hard to compare anyone to Michael, but I think it’s fair to say Kobe is the second coming of MJ,” said Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, who grew up watching Bryant while playing for Knight High in Palmdale. “Kobe has transcended the league the same way I felt Michael did.” Los Angeles Daily News

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NBA All-Star Paul George has amicably settled his once-searing paternity battle with New York beauty Daniela Rajic over their 7-month-old daughter, Olivia. The injured 24-year-old Indiana Pacers star — who earns about $18 million a year — and ex-stripper Rajic on Tuesday reached a “joint parenting agreement” and child-support settlement over Olivia, Page Six has exclusively learned. New York Post

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Pacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week. The two-time All-Star said Friday he has been working on a treadmill in a pool and expects to start limited work on the court soon. He has been walking on the leg, which snapped in two places Aug. 1, and working on his shot since late September. While George says he remains hopeful of a return late this season, coach Frank Vogel calls it "very unlikely." NBA.com

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A. Sherrod Blakely: #Pacers HC Frank Vogel reiterates Paul George unlikely to return to action this season. #Celticstalk Twitter @SherrodbCSN

November 6, 2014 Updates

Wiggins had his best game thus far Wednesday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting in a 98-91 road win over Brooklyn. He played a season-high 37 minutes, including down the stretch when he was asked by coach Flip Saunders to defend Joe Johnson, one of the best 1-on-1 wings in the NBA. “He reminded me of Paul George,” an Eastern Conference GM told SheridanHoops. “Paul came in a better off-ball defender than Andrew. He’s probably a good on-ball defender. Paul had a very difficult time handling the ball when he came in and worked on it and their shooting is similar. I’d say Andrew is a hair better athlete and Paul is a little bigger maybe. SheridanHoops

That “killer instinct” isn’t something a player can learn or pick up over time. It’s something within him like an “it” factor. You either have it, or you don’t. Or as Nets coach Lionel Hollins would say, “You’re either pregnant, or you’re not.” “His skill level is awesome,” an Eastern Conference GM told SheridanHoops. “His athleticism is off the charts. He’s got a prototypical NBA body and will get stronger. He can be a Paul George type of defender. In the open court, he can be really a terrific player. For him it’s just a matter of continuing to develop a skill set. He’ll do that. He’s a hard worker.” SheridanHoops

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Paul George is less than three months removed from surgery after he sustained an open tibia-fibula practice on August 1, and he’s doing even more on the basketball court. After the Pacers’ practice on Monday, George shot around — moving around loosely and comfortably [VIDEO]. He ditched his boot a couple weeks ago, and is now typically seen wearing two shoes rather than one and the boot. “[His] spirits are great,” head coach Frank Vogel said last week. “He’s encouraged; he’s optimistic that he’s going to try to get back as soon as possible. He’s around the team a lot being a contributor and being a smiling face and contributing to our culture.” Vigilant Sports

While the Lakers were going after Anthony in vain, they quietly pursued Chris Bosh as well, but he preferred the carcass of the Heat. Paul George, Angelino through and through, had once been the team's safest choice. But sources say one reason the two-way star had re-signed with the Pacers in the fall of 2013 instead was that he was turned off by the thought that Bryant would police his efforts. ESPN.com

October 17, 2014 Updates

NBA star Paul George and his Queens ex-stripper baby mama are close to finalizing a “joint parenting, joint decision-making” resolution over their 5-month-old daughter, his lawyer said. The Indiana Pacers forward had been locked in a nasty custody battle with Daniela Rajic, who brought a paternity suit against him when baby Olivia was born last May. But on Thursday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper joked it was a “love fest” between the parents and said he was pleased to see them chatting before the hearing began. New York Post

October 16, 2014 Updates

Scott Agness: Paul George met his 5-month-old daughter, Olivia, for the 1st time. RT @Paul George: In love and blessed!! My baby girl! instagram.com/p/uOmjYrHMln/ Twitter @ScottAgness

Basketball star Paul George and the mother of his baby girl made peace Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom after previously battling over paternity, custody and child support issues. George, 24, said, “I’m extremely excited” at the prospect of holding 5-month-old Olivia for the first time Thursday afternoon. “I am expecting to take full responsibility and to own up to being the dad,” the Indiana Pacers small forward said after the hearing. New York Daily News

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