In an N.B.A. season with a long list of teams learning to cope with sidelined superstars, perhaps no player has made more of his opportunity than Indiana’s Paul George. Since All-Star small forward Danny Granger was lost to a knee ailment in early November, George has become one of the league’s most promising two-way players and has given the Pacers a potential cornerstone for seasons to come. The result has been a breakout season for the third-year swingman, and the biggest boon for an Indiana team currently in third place in the Eastern Conference.
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