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

By Tevin Williams
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Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder
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1. Paul George is a postseason player

The Houston Rockets have high expectations heading into next season. It doesn’t really matter what they accomplish in the regular season, because the real season for an elite team starts in the playoffs. Paul George can definitely be the player that pushes Houston over the Warriors in a playoff series.

In the 2015-16 playoffs, George averaged 27.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game. The next postseason, George put up 28.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game against LeBron James and the Cavs. Against Utah in this postseason, George averaged 24.7 points and 6.0 rebounds as a second option.

George led the Pacers to an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, where they fell to the Miami Heat. If it weren’t for LeBron James, George probably would have made the Finals. To be fair, that’s something that every great team in the east for the last eight seasons could say.

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Paul George shows up and plays his best basketball when the lights are brightest. Against a team like Golden State, the Rockets need one more dynamic offensive player to put them over the top. Paul George could be that guy.