5 Biggest Questions Surrounding Indiana Pacers SF Paul George Upon Return

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5 Biggest Questions Surrounding Paul George Upon Return

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Paul George was just starting to make a real name for himself in the NBA as one of the best two-way players in the league, and then horror struck during a Team USA intrasquad scrimmage. The small forward may never be the same talent that he once was after the compound fracture, although I am rooting for him to return even better than before. Here are five questions he will face once healthy again.

5. Can He Trust His Body?

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5. Can He Trust His Body?

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This is probably the biggest question on the board for George, and I am hoping that the answer eventually becomes yes. Derrick Rose is going through similar issues now, but we will have to see if both superstars can return to their previous form.

4. Will He Still Be Dominant Defensively?

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4. Will He Still Be Dominant Defensively?

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This question is partly to do with trusting his body, but it also involves whether he will have the same lateral quickness as before the injury.

3. Will Roy Hibbert Still Be There?

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3. Will Roy Hibbert Still Be There?

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It seems more and more like the answer to this one is a big fat NO. Roy Hibbert was reportedly shopped for Eric Bledsoe, and the Phoenix Suns did not seem too interested. That is not a great sign.

2. Will Indiana Ever Be Contenders Again?

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2. Will Indiana Ever Be Contenders Again?

Indiana Pacers players Paul George and David West celebrate a round one win
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They had a small championship window, and unfortunately it might be closed for the next two seasons at the absolute least.

1. Will George Regret Losing Lance Stephenson?

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1. Will George Regret Losing Lance Stephenson?

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There were some mixed signals coming from the Pacers last season regarding whether they would like to bring Lance Stephenson back. Larry Bird certainly wanted the shooting guard to return, but it seemed like a lot of the players on the team were not interested in playing with Stephenson. They might come to regret that.