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Pacers' Paul George hopeful of return from broken leg this season, believes it is unlikely

Two-time All-Star Paul George said Thursday he is hopeful of returning to play for the Indiana Pacers this season after suffering a gruesome leg injury, though he remains uncertain it will actually happen. George took Larry Bird's playful jabs for months and he said he was pleasantly surprised when the Pacers' president of basketball operations suggested George should play this season if he could. "I always talk to Larry about the situation. He always tells me how bad I look, being out there, so for him saying March, I was just playing off that," George said referring to a one-word Tweet "March?!" he sent out after Bird's comments on Tuesday. ...

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