Paul George credits Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw for helping him become an All-Star in just his third year season.

"He's really helped me out," George said of Shaw. "He's the one that gets on me. If I'm not playing well, if things aren't going right, and he knows I'm the reason for it, he'll let me hear about it."

During last season's lockout, Shaw watched film and broke down George's game.

"When he got here (after the lockout), I immediately noticed his size and his ability to defend and he had all the tools, the footwork," Shaw said. "It was just a matter of getting his confidence up."

Shaw doesn't have a problem speaking up to George when he sees something he doesn't like.

"He doesn't hold back on anything, and I mean anything," George said. "I like that. It's good to hear that. We do most of our talking while we're on the court or after practice. He'll also sit (with) me and we'll go over film."