Lance Stephenson was announced the starting point guard of the Indiana Pacers. Nobody saw it coming. The fans just assumed that he would just be some back-up shooting guard. But Stephenson lighted up and earned his spot with the team as the starting point guard.
But guess what? Paul George did the same thing. He lighted it up for all the Summer League games. Doesn’t he deserve a starting spot anywhere with the team? The 6’8″ athletic specimen can play both shooting guard and small forward. It’s kind of like Tracy McGrady. I know it’s early, but it can happen.
But at least start George at shooting guard or something. If Stephenson can, so can George. But I guess Indy will have to leave Brandon Rush and Dahntay Jones rotating at shooting guard. As for George, I guess he’ll be playing less minutes a game than Stephenson.
I see Stephenson playing 20-24 minutes a game. As for George, it might be 16-20 minutes a game for him. But at least he gets to rotate more than a lot of the others guys in the line-up and there’s not too much to worry about. Why? Well, if Troy Murphy is traded by the deadline, the line-up could look much more different.
But I think George can start very soon. He’s going to be a very important factor to the squad in the next coming years.
Note: Sorry for the short column today. Time is not fully on my side today.