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Paul George
Paul George
Position: F
Born: 05/02/90
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $30,560,700
The three finalists for this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player award — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George — led the balloting for this year’s All-NBA teams, which were announced by the league Thursday afternoon. Antetokounmpo and George were named to the two forward spots on the first team, while Harden was joined by Stephen Curry as the first team guards. Rounding out the first team was Nikola Jokic. Antetokounmpo and Harden were unanimous first-team selections. By making a second consecutive All-NBA team, Antetokounmpo put himself in line to be handed the largest contract in NBA history by the Bucks next summer: a five-year deal worth $247.3 million, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. When he can receive it next July, Antetokounmpo will be one year away from free agency.
4 weeks ago via ESPN
Since high school, Nassir Little has studied Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both stars drastically improved their shot after entering the NBA. Leonard shot 25.0 percent from three in college, but he’s made 38.3 percent of his deep attempts during his NBA career. George shot 29.7 percent from deep as a rookie, but he’s made 38.8 percent of his threes over the past five seasons. Little hopes to have a similar turnaround, but he also models his game after Leonard and George because they’re so well-rounded. “I watch those guys a lot,” Little said. “With Paul George, I like the way he handles the ball at his size, his craftiness and his ability to score in many different ways. The same can be said for Kawhi Leonard as well. I think Kawhi has improved his ball-handling a lot during his time in the league and he can score in a variety of ways too, whether it’s hitting shots from outside or getting inside. And I really like the way he plays defense. I think they’re both great defensive players.”