Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Chris Paul contract: Guard reportedly to re-sign with Rockets

Chris Paul found something special in Houston helping lead the team to the NBA’s best regular season record. More Chris Paul found something special in Houston helping lead the team to the NBA’s best regular season record. More
Rita Gibson | 03 July, 2018, 11:57

Chris Paul is returning to the Houston Rockets for some unfinished business.

"All-Star Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160M max contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN", he tweeted.

Paul's contract will take him through the end of the 2021-22 season. His productivity reached another level in the postseason where he averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. In the Western Conference Finals, the Rockets took a 3-2 series lead but Paul was injured late in Game 5 and the Golden State Warriors would go on to win the next two games and eventually, the National Basketball Association title. And the Warriors went on to win Games 6 and 7.

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Even without James' committing, Paul seemed pretty hyped to be back in Houston, taking to Twitter to express his excitement at signing a new deal.

Looking forward, Paul will continue to provide tenacious on-ball defense and playmaking starting at point guard for the Rockets. He turned down a 130m+ extension during the season in order to get a maximum contract at the age of 33, which was a bold move as the Rockets could always decline and try to sign LeBron James.

Golden State will enter the 2018-19 season as the favorites once again, but Houston can not be counted out.

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