Larry Bird says Paul George can have a max-deal whenever he wants it

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Paul George is undeniably one of the best forwards in the NBA today.

So it is no surprise that people are already wondering when he will get paid like one.

That's not to say he isn't paid handsomely already.

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George is entering the third year of a five-year, $91,572,660 deal that would see him destined for free agency in 2019.

However, Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has suggested his future with the franchise will be extended long before then, so long as that is what PG13 wants.

“I know he don’t want to talk about it all year and I don’t either,” Bird said, via Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star. “We want Paul here and we know what it’s going to cost and what it’s going to take. If Paul wants to get a deal done, we will. It’s a max deal. There’s no others, so there’s no use talking about it. If he wants it, he’s got it.”

“We do whatever he wants to do. He’s proven that he’s a max player. He’s our best player. If he wants a new contract, whenever he wants it, we’ll give it to him.”

It doesn't sound like there would be much of a negotiation; the ball is firmly in George's court.

Should he want to try his hand with a real top contender or a bigger market, George may have a decision to make in the coming years.

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