Paul George needed the type of postseason he had last year before he was finally acknowledged as the dude in Indiana, and he plans on keeping that title despite Danny Granger’s return from injury this season.

From Indystar.com:

“This whole summer, I really trained being the go-to guy and the lead guy for our team. Last year, we still had Danny and did not know the results (of Granger’s injury) coming into the year. I had a role that I had kind of prepared for and trained for. This year, it was more about training to be the No. 1 guy and lead this team.”