SF Rank – #6
Position – SF | 6′ 9″, 220 lbs | Indiana Pacers
Born – May 2, 1990 in Palmdale, CA
Drafted – 2010: 1st Rnd, 10th by IND
College – Fresno State
Experience – 5 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Keith Rivas – Coming off an injury is always a coin flip question when determining how productive they’ll be off a rebound. Results for this coming season with the Indiana Pacers could range anywhere from what we’ll expect from Kevin Love or how Derrick Rose’s comebacks have been — or lack there of.
Jr. Williams – Let’s be honest, before Paul George went down with a gruesome leg injury he was arguably a top-5 SF in the NBA. With that being said, I won’t hold the six games he played during the tail end of the regular season against him as he was only giving fans something to look forward to in 2015-16, as he’s set to make a full return. The only question is, will he be the same explosive player we once knew him to be? Whether or not he can finish in the same fashion near the rim, we still know he can shoot effectively from the field and the three-point line. The offensive weaponry is certainly there as he should remain the best player in a Pacers uniform.
Ben Buchanan – George would be ranked much higher on my list if it weren’t for his serious injury with the USA basketball team last summer. At the start of the 2014-15 season, some questioned if George could ever even come back from the broken leg to play basketball again, but he showed them wrong and actually came back to play in 6 games last season. If George can get back to his old form he should rank much higher come midseason.
In the 2013-2014 NBA season, George averaged 21.7 ppg and nearly 7 rpg. He’s the cornerstone of the Indiana Pacers franchise and they will continue to build around him.