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Paul George and the Indiana Pacers agreed to a five-year potential $90 million deal.
The NBA's most improved player of the 2012-2013 season now has a franchise tag on him after signing this deal. The extension will begin for the All-Star small forward in the 2014-2015 season and he will make $3.2 million this coming season.
According to Yahoo Sports, the deal includes a super-max contract provision for George. This provision was deemed the "Derrick Rose Rule" and the guidelines are that George will receive 30 percent of the franchise's payroll total if he is selected to the All-NBA third team or better once again next season.
ESPN reports that getting this deal done for George was something the Pacers knew they wanted to do early on. George averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game last season, along with being selected to the NBA's all-defensive team.
Along with George, David West and Roy Hibbert have been locked up by the Pacers after signing long-term deals. West signed a three-year $36 million deal and Hibbert signed a four-year $58 million deal.