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Paul George on track with Tracy McGrady

I would like to make this longer, but I'm a little busy studying for an Organic Chemistry final.  Still, I found Tracy McGrady's rookie stats to be eerily similar to those of Paul George.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Still, I encourage you to check out the stat lines.

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tracy_mcgrady/career_stats.html

Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
97-98 TOR 64 17 18.4 0.450 0.341 0.712 1.6 2.6 4.2 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.03 1.34 7.0

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/paul_george/career_stats.html

Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
10-11 IND 61 19 20.7 0.453 0.297 0.762 0.6 3.1 3.7 1.1 1.0 0.4 1.15 2.08 7.8

Clearly, Paul George needs to work on his 3-point shot, but even with 3P% included, the stat lines are very similar.  I remember comparison were drawn between these two during the hype leading up to the draft last summer.  McGrady didn't really make a big leap until he got out of Toronto (4th season).  Let's hope Paul George can put in the work this summer and continue to improve his game.  I also feel as if George is a step above McGrady defensively, as he went toe to toe with D-Rose through the series.

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