The new All-NBA teams will set the tone for where players like George will end up in the offseason. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday’s unveiling of the All-NBA teams will have a major financial impact on the league and could affect teams’ abilities to retain players.

As part of the new CBA, the owners and players agreed to some terms that give teams an opportunity to pay more to keep their veteran star players. The new rule allows a “Designated Player Veteran Exception” for a player entering their eighth or ninth year with their original franchise. To be eligible for the designation, a player needs to be named to any of the three All-NBA teams or as Defensive Player of the Year in either the season preceding the extension or two of the three prior seasons. It will also apply to the league’s Most Valuable Player in any of the three seasons before the extension.

The Indiana Pacers are unfortunately losing an opportunity to gain an edge in retaining Paul George.

George was third-team All-NBA last year but did not make it this year or two years ago. Had he made it this year, the Pacers would have been able to offer him more money than other teams. The same goes for the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward, as Hayward did not make it this year and therefore will not be eligible for this major extension.

The Vertical’s Bobby Marks shared which players benefit from being named All-NBA this season. The list includes Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Steph Curry, if he becomes a free agent.

Leonard has now made it two years in a row.

Klay Thompson made All-NBA last year but not this year, so he would have to do it again next year to qualify.

This is good news for teams like San Antonio and Washington, who will be looking to lock up their stars for a while. It also means that it should be a little easier for Hayward and George to leave their current teams if they choose to.

QUIZ: Name every NBA MVP

Can you name every NBA MVP?

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1955-56 STL
Bob Pettit
1956-57 BOS
Bob Cousy
1957-58 BOS
Bill Russell
1958-59 STL
Bob Pettit
1959-60 PHW
Wilt Chamberlain
1960-61 BOS
Bill Russell
1961-62 BOS
Bill Russell
1962-63 BOS
Bill Russell
1963-64 CIN
Oscar Robertson
1964-65 BOS
Bill Russell
1965-66 PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
1966-67 PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
1967-68 PHI
Wilt Chamberlain
1968-69 BAL
Wes Unseld
1969-70 NYK
Willis Reed
1970-71 MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1971-72 MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1972-73 BOS
Dave Cowens
1973-74 MIL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1974-75 BUF
Bob McAdoo
1975-76 LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1976-77 LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1977-78 POR
Bill Walton
1978-79 HOU
Moses Malone
1979-80 LAL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1980-81 PHI
Julius Erving
1981-82 HOU
Moses Malone
1982-83 PHI
Moses Malone
1983-84 BOS
Larry Bird
1984-85 BOS
Larry Bird
1985-86 BOS
Larry Bird
1986-87 LAL
Magic Johnson
1987-88 CHI
Michael Jordan
1988-89 LAL
Magic Johnson
1989-90 LAL
Magic Johnson
1990-91 CHI
Michael Jordan
1991-92 CHI
Michael Jordan
1992-93 PHX
Charles Barkley
1993-94 HOU
Hakeem Olajuwon
1994-95 SAS
David Robinson
1995-96 CHI
Michael Jordan
1996-97 UTA
Karl Malone
1997-98 CHI
Michael Jordan
1998-99 UTA
Karl Malone
1999-00 LAL
Shaquille O'Neal
2000-01 PHI
Allen Iverson
2001-02 SAS
Tim Duncan
2002-03 SAS
Tim Duncan
2003-04 MIN
Kevin Garnett
2004-05 PHX
Steve Nash
2005-06 PHX
Steve Nash
2006-07 DAL
Dirk Nowitzki
2007-08 LAL
Kobe Bryant
2008-09 CLE
LeBron James
2009-10 CLE
LeBron James
2010-11 CHI
Derrick Rose
2011-12 MIA
LeBron James
2012-13 MIA
LeBron James
2013-14 OKC
Kevin Durant
2014-15 GSW
Stephen Curry
2015-16 GSW
Stephen Curry
2016-17 OKC
Russell Westbrook

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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