Sep 19 2013, 6:53pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
"(A long-term contract) is going to get done. There will be a deal signed and sealed on the table before the season. We're (he and team management) are on the same page.
He earned $2.574 million last year and will become a restricted free agent should there be no deal by the end of next season.
"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."
George enjoyed a breakthrough 2012-13 season which saw him earning a slew of accolades including NBA All-Star, NBA Most Improved Player of the Year, NBA All-Defensive Second Team and All-NBA Third Team honors.
He was also recognized for his stellar postseason play when he went head-to-head with superstars Carmelo Anthony in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and MVP LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals.
George averaged 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists last year.
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