Paul George officially Signs 5-Year, $90 Million Extension With The Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George officially signed a five-year, $90 million extension with the team according to a recent reports. The 6-9 forward who had a breakout season last year, and made second team All-NBA, feels comfortable with the Pacers and he believes that he can handle the pressure.

From Pro Basketball Talk :

George has officially signed a new contract extension with the Pacers — believed to be a max deal at five-year’s worth at least $80 million (a number that could go up north of $90 million if George makes the All-NBA Team again and he qualifies for the “Rose bonus”) — and at a press conference Wednesday after the signing both team president Larry Bird and George talked about him as a cornerstone of the organization.

With that money and position comes a lot of responsibility.

“Pressure makes character and builds guys. I am open to the pressure. I want the pressure,” George said at his press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which was streamed online.

The Pacers may have pulled the best move in the offseason by signing Paul George to this extension. With the 2014 Free Agency period looming, it was smart of the Pacers management to make this move now before the season started. With the additions of Luis Scola and Chris Copeland, and with the return of Danny Granger, the Pacers will be a very deep team this year. Miami better look over both shoulders.