Paul George explains how he took matters into his own hands to address poor Pacers form

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Paul George is the undisputed franchise star of the Indiana Pacers, so if he wants to call a players-only meeting, that's exactly what will happen.

It's easy to forget that PG13 is still only 26-years-old and a far cry from the veteran hand that LeBron James is at this juncture.

Still, with the Pacers sitting 7-9 heading into their clash with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, things really were not going according to plan.

Despite adding the likes of Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young, Indiana are yet to really kick on like many believed they might.

Their All-Star forward took matters into his own hands on Thanksgiving and wanted to get to the bottom of their issues on offense.

"I wanted to get the guys together and kind of wanted to get them to just start seeing the game differently," George said after Pacers shootaround, according to the Indy Star's Nate Taylor. "If there's action going on strong side, why can't we talk and say, 'Hey, I'm going to set you up for this back screen or I'm going to get to you for this pindown.' No reason why we can't communicate on the offensive end."

Prior to their meeting with the Nets, the Pacers ranked 19th in the Association in points per game at 103.4, and 24th in offensive efficiency.

Following the meeting, Indiana produced an 118-97 blowout win.

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