By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Indiana Pacers are close to finalizing a contract with Paul George.
George is close to a maximum five-year contract extension with the Pacers. The contract is worth $90 million dollars.
The contract extension was first reported by Yahoo! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. And the deal is expected to become official later this week.
George earned the NBA’s Most Improved Player honors for his play during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 17.4 points, with 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game.
He also helped lead the Pacers to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat defeated the Pacers en route to their back-to-back NBA Championships.
“It’s almost like now that I have this contract, I’ve got to do more work,” George said earlier this week. “I’ve got to go out and play at the level the guys that are making this much money are playing at.”
George will be entering his fourth season with the Pacers during the 2013-14 season. He has improved his scoring in each of the previous three season, and could do the same this upcoming season.