Current Denver Nuggets’ head coach Brian Shaw has high praise for Indiana Pacers’ small forward Paul George, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
#Nuggets Brian Shaw on Indy’s Paul George: “I think he’s the best two-way player in game. Hands down. That includes LeBron & anybody else..”
— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) February 10, 2014
Before being hired by the Denver Nuggets prior to the season, Shaw served as an assistant coach under Frank Vogel so he knows George as well as anyone.
Over the last year or so, George has a developed into one of the game’s elite players. He really came on during the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals when the Pacers pushed the eventual champions, the Miami Heat to seven games, just coming up short of pulling off the upset.
This season, George has taken his game to another level. He’s now averaging 22.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 44.2% from the field, 37.4% from beyond the arc and 85.4% from the free throw line.
Is George LeBron James? Of course not, but no one is.