The announcement came less than a week after the 6-foot-9 forward finished his breakthrough regular season and less than 48 hours after he became only the second player in franchise history to record a triple double in the NBA playoffs. He had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the Pacers' 107-90 Game 1 win over Atlanta - giving the Pacers their first 1-0 series lead since 2006.
George made just 3 of 13 shots but was 17 of 18 from the free-throw line, had 11 rebounds and 12 assists. It's the first time since 2006 that the Pacers have opened a playoff series with a win.
Vogel is trying to give his players some extra rest heading into the playoffs, which begin this weekend.
George has 20 or more points in four of the past six games and is averaging 20.2 over that stretch.
George is an All-Star who will need to step up in the postseason with the news that Danny Granger is out for the season. He's a fantasy force who added six assists and three steals.
George has turned in a fantastic fantasy season thanks to his versatility.
George is averaging 17.6 points but his 40.4 percent shooting in March is a cause for concern for fantasy owners.
George has put up three straight 20-point efforts.
George is averaging 18.5 points and 9.8 boards during the Pacers' four-game winning streak.
George shot 1 for 10 from the field. It was his lowest point total since going scoreless on Dec. 1.
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