Pacers Roundtable: Eight Thoughts on the Season Ahead

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Oct 15, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) dribbles against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jared Cunningham (9) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

5) Does Paul George have a legitimate shot at MVP?

Siskin: Unfortunately, no.

Muncy: No…unless he has a season that launches him into the same breath as Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Michael Jordan. Anything can happen, but they never award the best player from a mediocre team with the MVP.

Wilson: Possibly. I fully expect Paul to have a big year with the Pacers new style, my only concern being that the Pacers won’t be good enough for PG to have a legit shot. MVP awards seem to be reserved for players on the best teams.

Rund: Unfortunately, no. With the addition of Ellis, the scoring output is a bit more balanced this season – meaning George won’t get as many touches as some of the regular MVP candidates. He’s a long-shot at best.

Turpen: If he continues to play the way he did during the preseason, absolutely.

McKeePaul George has a goal to be MVP. Before his ghastly injury, George was easily one of the Top-5 players in the NBA. He has returned to form and perhaps for the better after a year’s recuperation. Look for Paul George to be a contender with the likes of Lebron James, Steph Curry and James Harden this year. If they rack up the wins to win the division, he could easily become MVP.

Stewart: Not this season. I don’t always believe that the MVP award goes to the best player in the best team, but that is the case a lot of the time. Paul George may have an explosive year offensively as Indiana looks to exploit the opposition in different ways using his weaponry, but not an MVP season.

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