The Washington Wizard years.
17-20ppg player who could rebound and has good passing ability. He was known to be an above average defender and although his jumper wasn't pretty it was pretty effective. Caron Butler did a bit of everything well and played great defense, which is exactly what people are saying about Paul George.
He is turning into Caron Butler ? Nvm He answered right when I commented.
I've always been in love with George, but I think he could be much, much better than Caron Butler. I think he can be Scottie Pippen. Both have incredible length and defensive abilities, George is even taller. George has the potential to be even better on offense with his shooting ability. A young George is further developed offensively (shooting, ball handling, and overall feel for the game on offense) than Pippen was early in his NBA career. He had Jordan as the alpha dog. It would be interesting to see how George would be playing if Granger would not have gotten hurt?..... He will eventually add a mean post game, abusing smaller players. Kills me, and kinda shocks me to say all this as I guy who grew up on the Bulls. Them, MJ, Scottie, and my father are why basketball is one of my passions in life. But I wanted the Bulls to trade anything besides Rose for George on draft day and have always been really high on him so I am sure some will say Pippen, and perhaps better offensively, is way too high of a ceiling for him.
Paul George thisa is your future.....
The Washington Wizard years.
I guess, I'm the only person that wold get confused by this.
Look at the numbers he put up over the 4years.
No dude you're way off base on.this one. Ill give.u.that theyre.stats might look similar in terms of points rebounds and assists. But it took forever.for.Butler.to get consisten 3 point range, but above all else.theyre playing styles couldnt be anymore different.
Caron is a saavy bulldog. He likes to.operate in the middle of the floor, and the baseline and.use his body to bully himself into the paint where.he.had enough strength and craftiness to absorb contact and finish. The only real similarities I see in there game is good passing instincts.
PG is a much better shooter with way more range, PG is a better rebonder, and is abetter defensive playmaker, tho Butler is the smarter defender, PG will surpass him as the better mam to mam defender.
Im not sure who has better handles Wiz era CB or PG. Ill give the edge to Caron while pointing out PG has a much longer n quicker first step to the rim where his length and hops enables hi, to do things Caron never could.
Caron was much better at shooting off the dribble, he knew how to pick his spots, n had the tools to get there. Caron was also had way better footwork in the post and was able to score with his back to the basket. Caron was a much more complete scorer and a smarter defender for the Wiz.
Sorry im typing from my phone. In all honesty Paul George is a very unique player. His stats may end up looking like Pierce getting 23ppg, 7rpg, n 4 apg. But PG and PP get theirs completely different.
Paul George is a solid ball handler, but u give him Even Turners ball handling and playmaking and add that to PGs great shooting touch, length and elite athleticism and PG easily becomes the new T Mac. Georges prime stats should look similar to T Macs on the Rockets except minus atleast 2 assists, and add them onto the rebounds.
Idealistically PG is the perfect number 2 option but jes shown signs of being a go to guy. He needs to tighten his handle and get better at shooting off the dribble which he has already made great strides in this year alone. His rebounding numbers r the only thing that has surprised me so far, I knew he was a solid rebounder but as wings go hes turnimg into an elite reboundimg wing. Hes 6'9 tho wit great hops, I didnt.kno he had the grit to consistently bang for them tho.
Like the arguments of Beal vs Waiters this year. Cousins vs Monroe turned into a great debate. I think Turner vs George will develop into agreat matchup and debate. They both play different games and contribute across the board.
I think Evan Turner is and will forever be a solid all-around player, but I don't think there will be a debate between him and Paul George. George is better now and his stock is rising. You can just see that George is oozing potential with his length, athleticism and smooth game. And I feel that he'll reach his potential. He's got the work ethic and according to players like LeBron, Kobe, etc he's got that hunger inside of him to want to be great.
I'm not even going to look at stats... Just using the eye test... George can just do things and get to places on the court (effortlessly like T-Mac) that Turner could only dream of.