The Pacers continually answer the questions about when Paul George may return and while the team's star appears ready to make an appearance, Frank Vogel and Co. likely are more concerned about getting Rodney Stuckey back in the mix.
No disrespect to the Pacers' max star, but the team is still playing for this season and unbelievably still only one game out of the playoffs. To make that post-season goal, Stuckey's healthy return is far more important.
With a healthy roster (sans PG), Stuckey finally found his niche on the team, coming off the bench and providing a big offensive boost. the Pacers were 9-3 when Stuckey scored in double figures after moving to the bench. The team's recent slide was fortified by Stuckey's calf acting up and his production starting to wane before eventually missing the last three games.
Vogel, on missing Stuckey: "You look at that run we went on. He was a major part of that. Hopefully he'll be able to go tomorrow."— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) March 28, 2015
That was Frank Vogel yesterday, giving hope to the return of Stuckey against Dallas on Sunday night. Hopefully, David West joins him and the Pacers can mount one last rally to make a push for the playoffs.