George entered the NBA back in 2010 with the Indiana Pacers. He made $2,238,660 during his rookie season and averaged 7.8 points per game. The California native finished out his rookie deal with Indiana by making $1,936,730 in Year 2, $2,574,120 in Year 3 and $3,282,003 in Year 4.
The Pacers signed Paul George to a five-year, $91.57 million maximum rookie extension before the start of the 2013-14 season. George averaged 17.4 points per game, made his first All-Star team and won the 2012-2013 Most Improved Player of the Year Award. His extension was set to kick in during the 2014-15 campaign.
George made $15,925,680 in 2014-15. Unfortunately, he only played in six games after suffering a horrific leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage in the offseason of 2014. Fortunately, George returned for the 2015-16 campaign. He averaged 23.1 points per game and made $17,120,106. More than anything, the NBA community was just happy to see PG-13 playing basketball again.
In 2016-17, Paul George made $18,314,532. He then told Pacers management in the summer of 2017 that he wasn’t going to re-sign with the team when he became an unrestricted free agent in the offseason of 2018. That forced the Pacers to put George on the trade block because the franchise couldn’t lose him and not get anything in return.
The Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in July of 2017. The All-Star made $19,508,958 in 2017-18 and averaged 21.9 points per game alongside Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. He then re-signed with the Thunder in the summer of 2018 on a four-year, $136.9 million maximum contract, with the fourth year of the deal being a player option.
During the 2018-19 season, Paul George put up MVP numbers, averaging 28.0 points per game while making $30,560,700. It wound up being his last year with OKC, as the franchise traded George and Westbrook in the offseason of 2019. PG was headed to the Clippers, while Westbrook was reuniting with James Harden on the Houston Rockets.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended due COVID-19, George was scheduled to make $33,005,556. He was averaging 21.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Clippers, who had the second-best record in the West.
Whenever the 2020-21 campaign starts, Paul George will make $35,450,412.