All-Star forward Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are finalizing a five-year $90 million-plus maximum contract extension league sources told Yahoo Sports.

A deal is expected to be signed this week league sources told Yahoo.

For the Pacers and George who was voted the 2013 NBA Most Improved Player the five-year deal will cement the gifted young forward as Indiana's designated franchise player. George's extension will begin with the 2014-15 season. He will make $3.2 million this season.
In three NBA seasons George has developed into one of the league's most thrilling young talents blossoming into a starring role in the Pacers' march to a Game 7 against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals last season.

George who was selected to the All-NBA third team for the 2012-13 season is part of the 2010 draft class that has until Oct. 31 to agree upon extensions to avoid restricted free agency next summer.