Paul George had made it clear that he intended on staying in Indiana, and we heard that he had signed a max five-year extension worth nearly $90 million. Then Larry Bird said that the deal had yet to be finalized, but now it has.
Signing a five-year deal worth $80 million - which can reach the $90 million mark if George can continue to make All-NBA teams - Paul George is now officially the franchise player for the Pacers who have now locked down PG, Roy Hibbert, and David West.
George has officially signed a new contract extension with the Pacers — believed to be a max deal at five-years worth at least $80 million (a number that could go up north of $90 million if George makes the All-NBA Team again and he qualifies for the “Rose bonus”) — and at a press conference Wednesday after the signing both team president Larry Bird and George talked about him as a cornerstone of the organization. [...]
“My heart was really here and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else,” George said.
After pushing the Heat to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals, Indiana is in the hunt for a title this year, but more importantly will continue to be for the foreseeable future.