While analysts and barbershops discuss where players like Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James could end up next summer, one guy who's probably been lost in the shuffle is where rising star, Paul George, will be at the start next season. At only 23 years old, George has improved with each season in practically every statistically category. So, with the strong possibility of George going back to his home state and playing for the Los Angeles Lakers still out there, Pacers fans had to be, at least, a little nervous. But guess what? We got some great news for you! 

In a conversation with the Indianapolis Star, George said he plans on signing a long-term contract with the Pacers before the start of the 2013-14 season. “(A long-term contract) is going to get done,” George revealed. “There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We’re (George and Pacers management) on the same page.” Pacers team president Larry Bird added, “We are working on it now. We’ve got a way set up where we definitely think we can get something done, but it’s going to have to work for both parties.”

OK, OK. Relax. Contain your excitement, Pacers fans. 

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[via Indianapolis Star]