The Indiana Pacers and star forward Paul George are wasting no time in cementing their relationship. The Pacers and the 23-year-old have agreed to and are reportedly finalizing a five-year, $90 million extension.
George broke out during the 2012-13 season, averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. He also became a much better shooter, averaging 2.2 three-pointers per game at a 36.2 percent clip, while playing 37.6 minutes per game.
He also improved to average 19.2 points per game in the postseason, and is almost certainly going to be a part of USA basketball’s 2014 team that will compete in the World Cup of Basketball in Spain. If he’s on that team, it is almost a lock that he’ll also be on the 2016 Olympic team in Brazil.
George was voted the NBA’s Most Improved Player for 2013, and was selected to the All-NBA third team as well. George was the 10th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and has until October 31 to agree to an extension in order to ...