Thursday, July 18, 2013
Long-term future for George in Indy?
By Joe Kaiser
Don't expect rising swingman Paul George to suit up for any team other than Indiana in the years head. There's news on that today.
No big surprise here, but Scott Agness of Pacers.com reports this afternoon that if George ends up testing the free agent market next summer as a restricted free agent, Larry Bird says the Pacers will match any offer.
The No. 10 overall pick in 2010 out of Fresno State, George blossomed in his third season in the league and became a household name during Indiana's hard-fought playoff series with Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals. He averaged 19.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and shot 44.1 percent from 3-point range in that memorable 7-game series against the Heat.