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Pacers change tone, expectations in effort to rebound from Paul George's injury

  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George dribbles a ball as he waits to have his photo taken during NBA basketball media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George dribbles a ball as he waits to have his photo taken during NBA basketball media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, forward Paul George, center, and forward David West poses for a photo during the NBA basketball team's media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, forward Paul George, center, and forward David West poses for a photo during the NBA basketball team's media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill poses for a "mock selfie" during the NBA basketball team's media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Indiana Pacers guard George Hill poses for a "mock selfie" during the NBA basketball team's media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

Indiana's Paul George has tossed aside the crutches.

On Monday, he limped across the Bankers Life Fieldhouse floor, dressed in his new No. 13 jersey, ready to endure all those traditional media day photo shoots. His teammates are preparing for life with their two-time All-Star.

George is expected to miss the entire season with a broken right leg, and the Pacers three returning starters all acknowledged there will be adjustments.

Power forward David West acknowledged George's injury may also force Indiana to change its expectations this season, too. Indiana opens the regular season Oct. 29 against Philadelphia.