3 reasons why Paul George is a good fit for the Houston Rockets

By Tevin Williams
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3. George fits into Houston’s system

Paul George would fit in perfectly with the Houston Rockets’ system. He’s 6-foot-9, he can play either forward positions and he has the defensive versatility to switch on to any player. George would give Houston a third player that can be the centerpiece of an offense. He can create his own shot and score at all three levels.

In the 2017-18 season, George took shot a career high 7.7 3-point attempts per game. He nailed a sizzling 40.1 percent of his 3-pointers, which is better than any player on Houston’s roster.

In Houston’s system, George would spend a lot of time in the corner when he’s playing off the ball, as Trevor Ariza and P.J. Tucker do. Last season, George shot 44.4 percent on left corner 3s and 43.8 percent on right corner 3s. George is too lethal to leave alone in the corner, so if the help defender stays home, it’ll lead to easy layups for James Harden and Chris Paul.

George has a tendency to take more outside jumpers than layups, but he can still finish at the rim efficiently. PG made 61.9 percent of his shots in the restricted area last season, which is just under Harden’s mark at 62.4 percent.

With Paul George in the lineup, it’s not a stretch to say that Houston would break their 3-point record again next season. A trio of Paul, Harden and George would be nearly unstoppable on offense.

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