All indications have pointed toward this day for several weeks, but finally today at 11:00 a.m. ET the Indiana Pacers will officially announce the contract extension for All-Star forward Paul George. At 23, PG will reportedly sign a 5-year max deal which will kick in next season paying him 25%-30% of the salary cap which is not yet set.
It's a lot, though.
So tune in at 11:00 a.m. on Pacers.com for a live stream of the announcement as excitement around the Pacers continues to build for the start of training camp on Saturday.
Among the links today is a nice piece by Mark Montieth which ponders whose team the Pacers are now with PG signing a max deal, following Roy Hibbert's big deal last year and the re-signing of David West. No one is claiming ownership, sticking with the team mantra, although if forced to, Hibbert gives the nod to West. Good choice.
Check out the links:
Pacers Press Conference - Major Announcement | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Whose Team Is It Anyway? | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Paul George will live up to his giant contract with the Pacers | For The Win
Pacers’, Paul George’s Best Interests Served by Getting a Deal Done Now | 8 Points, 9 SecondsPacers’, Paul George’s Best Interests Served by Getting a Deal Done Now | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
Bob Kravitz: Danny Granger questions deserve further scrutiny | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
AP Source: Pacers, George agree to new contract
George Is A Perfect Fit For Pacers " Hang Time Blog | NBA.com
Sources -- Paul George gets max extension from Indiana Pacers - ESPNSources -- Paul George gets max extension from Indiana Pacers - ESPN
Paul George extension sets up fascinating, complicated course for Pacers | The Point Forward - SI.com
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Pacers Foundation Golf Outing 2013 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
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