The Beast of the Week: Paul George

Paul George

An early season MVP favorite?

The 23-year-old small forward for Indiana is making it clear to everyone in the league that the Pacers are looking to dethrone the defending two-time NBA Champions the Miami Heat, and his terrific start to this NBA season is why Paul George is our beast of the week.

The Fresno State alum recorded 31 points, four steals and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 99-91 victory against the Detroit Pistons. Following his performance in The Palace of Auburn Hills, George recorded six assists, eight rebounds and scored 23 points in their win against the Toronto Raptors.

In an intense game against the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 9, George scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 96-91 win at the Barclays Center.

Leading the Pacers to their best start in franchise history and the only NBA team that remains unbeaten with an 8-0 record.

Paul George blossomed in last year’s disappointing loss against LeBron James and company in the Eastern Conference Finals. In their promising playoff run last May, the Indiana Pacers are continuing where they left off with George leading the team without their other star forward Danny Granger due to injury.

George is the young superstar Pacers fan have been waiting for since the Reggie Miller era. Averaging 25 points this season and eight rebounds, George is already a hot candidate to win the MVP award this season.

After signing a new five-year contract extension a few months ago, Larry Bird is probably on cloud 9 knowing that the production from George will continue in Indiana’s quest for a title.

By also signing power forward David West earlier in the year with a three-year deal, and having center Roy Hibbert and point guard George Hill for several years from last year’s contract extension deals; is there a dynasty brewing in Indiana?

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