Pacers’ Paul George eyes LeBron James’ title of MVP
George is a confident guy. He’s hopeful of getting a maximum contract whenever he signs his next deal.
“I would hope,” George said. “I would hope. Max guys get the job done at this time (the playoffs).’’
George, making $2.6 million this season and $3.3 million next season, could sign an maximum extension this summer with the Pacers that could start at around $14 million for 2014-15. But he stopped short of saying he wants to get his deal done this offseason.
“I haven’t really put my mind to that right now,’’ said George, who would become a restricted free agent in 2014 if he doesn’t sign an extension this offseason. “I really want to focus on what’s at the plate now.”