Paul George confirms intention to play in Rio Olympics

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It looks like Paul George will suit up for the U.S. Olympic team after all.

After going back and forth regarding his Olympic future, George confirmed his plans to join the national team, telling the Indy Star's Nate Taylor that he "intends to play" in Rio this summer. The Indiana Pacers forward already alluded to the fact that he planned to play earlier this month, stating that he'd "give it a shot."

George suffered a catastrophic leg injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage in 2014 that forced him to miss all but six games of the 2014-15 season. The 25-year-old returned to form this year, averaging 23.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.9 steals in 34.8 minutes.

Several notable names have already opted to skip the tournament this summer, with Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and Blake Griffin among the list of star players.

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