Paul George Signs $90M 5-Year Contract Extension With Pacers [Update: Not Finalized]

Views 444

One superstar that we can stop wondering about where he'll end up in the summer of 2014 is Paul George.  We had word that he would have a deal in place before the start of the season, and now the Indiana Pacers have signed him to a max contract extension.  

Indy has locked up George for five years at 90 million dollars, which is a substantial pay raise as he is only making $3.2 million this season as part of his existing contract.  


All-Star forward Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are finalizing a five-year, $90 million-plus maximum contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

A deal is expected to be signed this week, league sources told Yahoo.

For the Pacers and George, who was voted the 2013 NBA Most Improved Player, the five-year deal will cement the gifted young forward as Indiana's designated franchise player. George's extension will begin with the 2014-15 season. He will make $3.2 million this season.

The Pacers will be hard pressed to get out of the top-heavy Eastern Conference, but they have now locked up their franchise swing plus David West, and Roy Hibbert so expect the Pacers to be contenders for the foreseeable future


[UPDATE: The Deal Has Not Been Finalized]

Apparently the two sides are close on a number but are still negotiating the exact amount, and Pacers President Larry Bird says the deal is not finalized.  


You may also like


Wire news

Millsap invited to USA camp 27 Jul 2014 at 8:38pm
Lakers: No deal in place for Scott 27 Jul 2014 at 4:00pm
Casspi to sign with Kings 26 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm
NBA may extend All-Star break 26 Jul 2014 at 12:24pm
G-F Henry re-signs with Lakers 25 Jul 2014 at 8:00pm
Magic sign G Ridnour 25 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm
Wall added to Team USA roster 25 Jul 2014 at 4:20pm
Hornets sign first-round pick Vonleh 25 Jul 2014 at 4:00pm
Suns waive G Christmas 24 Jul 2014 at 4:56pm
Magic sign G Marble 24 Jul 2014 at 12:41pm
Allen could join LeBron in Cleveland 24 Jul 2014 at 12:00pm
Timberwolves re-sign F Hummel 23 Jul 2014 at 6:00pm
Hornets sign G Roberts 23 Jul 2014 at 2:00pm