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Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including the Paul George vengeance tour and Knicks competence

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George adjusts midair to avoid the block and dunk it down (0:18)

Paul George somehow avoids being blocked by Edmond Sumner, then finishes with a two-handed flush. (0:18)

Let's roll with this week's 10 things, including Paul George's slithering attacks, the Tom Thibodeau effect and the most boring moment of the 2021 season.

1. The Paul George vengeance tour (regular season) is happening. Plus: Rajon Rondo!

Watch him enough, and you learn small ways to distinguish solid Paul George from peak George -- the guy who went toe-to-toe with LeBron on the league's biggest stages early in his career, and the version the LA Clippers will need to get where they want to go. The latter is marked by an extra dose of confidence that manifests as on-ball aggression and general opportunistic verve.

Here he is blitzing the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday without teammate Kawhi Leonard: