The Indiana Pacers and Paul George are discussing a long-term contract extension.

“We’re talking now,” George said. “It’s still in the rough draft form. It’s a long summer and we’re not rushing it. I think we’re both on the same page as far as myself and the Pacers. … I’m just focusing on getting better and making sure whatever deal that we do come up with, that I’m ready for it.”

George would like to sign an extension before the regular season begins Oct. 31.

“It’s something that I would love, obviously,” George said. “I would love to have something done going into the season just to take my mind off that and really get to practicing and focusing on getting better this summer. It would be ideal if I could get it done going into training camp.”