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Paul George believes the new Wilson basketball that replaced Spalding is to be blamed for the shooting woes many players face since the start of the season.

Despite his great scoring performances, George said the new basketball hasn’t had the same feel as the previous one. Although George is averaging 28.3 points per game, shooting 49.2% from the field, the same cannot be said for some other prolific superstars.

Bradley Beal, who was the second-best scorer in the league last season, is going through a shooting slump with 24.3 points at 37.9 shooting percentage from the field. Similarly, Blazers’ superstar Damian Lillard struggles with his shooting percentage.

Damian Lillard is currently averaging 18.3 points while putting up 35 percent from the field and just 23 percent beyond the arc. The Blazers made a slow start to the season, while Lillard is adjusting to a new head coach and new NBA rules.

It’s been an interesting NBA season of change with the combination of new foul rules, review rules, and a new basketball. The end result seems to be an increased difficulty in scoring and production.