Indiana Pacers, Paul George Closing In On Extension Worth Over $90 Million
With the NFL season in full bloom and the MLB postseason nearing, it just doesn’t seem right to be talking about the NBA. However, the Indiana Pacers are doing their best to wake those hibernating basketball fans from the dead. Paul George and the Pacers did their best to dethrone the Miami Heat this postseason, yet the underdogs were stopped short this May.
Luckily, the Pacers’ core group of players is relatively young, which means they should be able to compete in the Eastern Conference for the better part of the next decade. However, the problem with having a roster full of second and third-year players is the fact that sooner or later the dollar signs start to flash. In fact, George — a Los Angeles-native — was even courted by the Los Angeles Lakers as recent as this summer.
Well, the Lakers will have to wait for George, who reportedly is nearing a five-year extension worth $90 million with the Pacers. At 23 years old, the Indiana star was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player and finished the year averaging 17.4 points per game and hauling in over seven rebounds a contest.
So, while the Pacers’ hopes to return to the NBA Finals are likely to increase with George and company maturing; keep an eye on Indiana’s rather expensive roster and if George’s contract holds the Pacers back.
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