A couple of months ago, Paul George caused hypertension to rise dramatically in Indiana when he admitted that there was some allure to suiting up for this home town Los Angeles Lakers. But he has always maintained that he loves Indiana, and was trying to work out a deal to stay for the long-haul.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Pacers have made that decision pretty easy for him by throwing him max money.
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.
That $90 million could actually be more if George meets the "Rose Rule" thresho...