Did The Pacers Make The Right Call By Bringing Paul George Back This Season?


When Paul George broke his leg last summer during a Team USA scrimmage, the thought was that he probably wouldn’t be able to play at all during the 2014-15 NBA season. And even if he was able to go, most people believed that the Indiana Pacers would be so bad without him that it wouldn’t make much sense for him to come back towards the end of the season. In all likelihood, the Pacers were going to be jockeying for draft position, not for a playoff seed, so what would be the point in bringing him back? But as it turns out, the Pacers are in the thick of things with regards to the postseason this year. So yesterday, the Pacers brought George back for the first time this season in a win against the Miami Heat.

Did they do it too soon, though? That’s the question that some NBA fans are asking right now. And they’re doing it because the Pacers are currently in the ninth seed in the playoff race. That means that even if they do make the postseason, they’re likely going to be matched up against the Atlanta Hawks, who have the best record in the Eastern Conference right now. So there’s no way that the Pacers are going to advance far in the postseason, which means that George is going to spend about a month playing now before he goes right back on the shelf.

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