Paul George Got ‘Clarification’ on His New Power Forward Role

by October 06, 2015

The Indiana Pacers, namely team president Larry Bird and head coach Frank Vogel, have thought up of a new power forward role for star Paul George.

PG has been reluctant to embrace his new gig, but says he recently got some “clarification” on the matter from his bosses in Indy.

George, though, still doesn’t sound very enthused about going into the trenches: “I don’t know if I’m cut out for a 4 spot,” George said after getting eaten alive by Anthony Davis in the Pacers’ first preseason game. “I don’t know if this is my position.”

Per the Indy Star:

Then, George said he would seek input from coach Frank Vogel and team president of basketball operations Larry Bird into how he performed at the position. By Monday afternoon, George had spoken to them and found more interpretation.


“Yeah, we talked about it,” George said after Monday’s practice. “Just going over what was the plan going forward. I mean, there was clarification on what we’re (doing) going forward,” George added later. “That’s what it was, just clarification.” […] When asked if the “clarification” meant changes to his role, George said: “We’re going to still stick with it, see how it works.”


Then, when quizzed if he’s OK with that, George responded: “I’m a part of this team.” […] “Nothing we haven’t said in the past,” Vogel responded when asked about the conversation with George. “We’re going to continue to evaluate and get his feedback and what he’s comfortable with and what he’s not comfortable with. We’re not going to put him in a position where he’s not comfortable with his role. We’re just not going to do that. But we’re going to play both small lineups and big lineups, and he understands that.”

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