Pacers’ Paul George makes the All-NBA third team, gets $7 million bonus

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INDIANAPOLIS – His season’s ultimate goal may not have come to pass this June, but at least Paul George can officially say he’s one of the elite in the NBA.

Oh, and he’ll get a little money too.

George was announced as a third team selection for the All-NBA team on Wednesday afternoon by the league. He’s joined on that team by the Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge along with the Suns’ Goran Dragic and the Hornets’ Al Jefferson at center.

One major perk for earning this honor will be nearly $7 million in bonuses coming the forward’s way. Per a report in ESPN, George receives that money as part of a clause put into the contract he signed with the team this past offseason which gives the forward a bonus in the case that he’s selected to an All-NBA Team.

George earned his spot on the team and the bonus by averaging 21.7 points per game along with 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game during the regular season. All of those numbers went up in the playoffs as he had 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists on the average during 19 postseason games.