The Indiana Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from his gruesome leg injury — they're just not planning on having him in the lineup next season.

Yes, a full recovery is expected. But let's remember once upon a time when a team known as the Portland Trail Blazers drafted a man out of the University of Kentucky named Sam Bowie who ended up breaking his left leg and then followed it up with a broken right leg the following year. Neither of those breaks looked half as disgusting as what happened to George. Did Bowie make a full recovery? Yes he did. Was he ever really useful on the court afterwards? No, not really.ANALYST: Howard Bender Mobile App