Found September 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
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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