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Paul George intends to be in Indiana for a long time, and the Pacers should be fine with that.
With George declaring confidently that a long-term contract with the team is “going to get done” before the season begins, it seems like a no-brainer that the budding All-Star and last year’s most improved player will get the five-year, “designated player” extension with the Pacers. Hardly anyone completely hates the move, particularly after George’s national coming-out party in the Eastern Conference finals last spring.
As intoxicating as George’s physical skills are and as admirable as it is to see a player who dedicates himself to defense as much as his scoring output, signing the 23-year-old swing-forward is not without risks. Honestly, the Pacers can’t afford not to give George a maximum extension, but they are far from the first team to be in this situation.
Everyone loves George. That is not much of an exaggeration. One columnist paused to give Pacers fans a moment to “let out one j...
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Paul George has publicly said he will sign a long-term extension with the Indiana Pacers.
“(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George said. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We’re (George and Pacers management) on the same page.”
George would become a restricted free agent next offseason if he doesn't sign an extension...
Paul George is entering the final year of his contract, but he has plans to stay with the Indiana Pacers and says he intends on signing a long term deal with the team before the season starts.
According to The Indianapolis Star:
“(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season...
Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George said today the team’s fans don’t need to worry about him going anywhere.
Indianapolis is his professional home and he plans to be here for a long time.
“(A long-term contract) is going to get done” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We’re (George and Pacers...
Many speculated that Paul George would leave the small market Pacers next summer to play in brighter lights. Well, you can put an end to those thoughts.
George stated that he will indeed sign a long-term contract with Indiana before the season starts.
“(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George told The Indianapolis Star. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on...
Paul George has told the Indianapolis Star that he will be signing a long-term contract with the Indiana Pacers before the beginning of the 2013/14 NBA season. The 23-year-old star was selected by Indiana as the No. 10 overall draft pick in the 2010 NBA draft. During his rookie season, he averaged 7.8 points and 3.7 […]
All-Star forward Paul George told The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday that he plans to sign a long-term contract with the Pacers before the season begins. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” said
Being from Los Angeles, the speculation that Indiana Pacers guard Paul George would leave the squad after this season for brighter lights was gaining quite the traction in the rumor mills. Alas, it appears George will be a Pacer for the foreseeable future. While talking with the Indianapolis Star, George let it be known that […]
Danny Granger missed most of last season with knee issues, but he is expected to return this season and senses that the Indiana Pacers are again legitimate title contenders.
Granger handled the brunt of the Pacers' offensive load in past seasons, prior to the emergence of Paul George. The 30-year-old is looking forward to George -- and teammates like Roy Hibbert and George Hill...
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger isn’t ready to answer questions about whether he or Lance Stephenson will be in the starting lineup when the season opens.
“I’ve got to play first” he said. “That’s the question I’ve got to answer first.”
Granger who spoke to the media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday about his role in the NBA’s Dribble to Stop Diabetes...
The starting forward for the Pacers is almost back. Granger, recovering from knee surgery is nearing his sixth month of rehab.
Granger did a Q&A with Dime Magazine, in which he revealed that he expects to play in the preseason.
Dime: Are you restricted at all in the stuff you can do, or are you full-on right now?
DG: I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m in a six month...
Indiana Pacers forward, Paul George, shows off his rapping skills via a short Instagram video. The defensive specialist spits about being loved over seas, and haters, among other things.
It seems like every NBA player wants to be a rapper, and every rapper dreams of playing pro ball. What ever happened to being content with what you have? All jokes aside, Paul George, isn’t half...
Just when you thought that we couldn’t get any more random here on TNLP, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert decided to post this video to his Instagram account.
Watch as Roy stands next to a giant tire (and when I mean giant tire…I mean giant tire) and talks about tire-flipping:
Roy Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
In a wide-ranging Q&A with "Dime" Pacers forward Danny Granger said that his six-month rehab process puts him back to recovery on October 5th and that he anticipates playing in the preseason.
Dime: There's been a lot of discussion about your role with the team after Lance Stephenson played so well in your absence. Do you think you're better in a starter'...
Damian Lillard introduced a new trend he’s trying to get going through Instagram and Twitter called ’4 Bar Friday,’ a weekly freestyle challenge in which he encourages fans and NBA players to send in a 4 bar rap. So far, on the NBA side, Pacers’ Paul George, Knicks’ Iman Shumpert and Blazers’ CJ McCollum have taken part in addition to Lillard.
It may sound like a cliché, but the true low-post center is a dying breed in professional basketball. With the influx of European style players, and the incredible athleticism of seven footers nowadays, the game has undergone a major shift. There are still throwbacks however, including Indiana Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert. He may not have […]