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Rockets' Paul to stay put with four-year max contract

02 July, 2018, 09:25 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Report: Chris Paul agrees to 4-year, $160 million deal with Houston Rockets

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, and MVP James Harden elevated the Rockets to the best record in the National Basketball Association (65-17) this season before losing a seven-game series to Golden State in the conference finals.

Chris Paul has signed a $160 million deal for four years with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 24-year-old Switzerland native had an NBA-best field-goal percentage of 65.2 percent while averaging 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

Instead, it looks like Paul will attempt to recruit James to join up with himself and Harden in the deep south in pursuit of taking the Warriors down together.

Shortly after the deal was announced, Paul took to Twitter to confirm the news.

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Losing Ariza's shooting, defense, and veteran presence in the rotation is a sizeable loss, but securing Paul's services long term is a far bigger win for Daryl Morey than Ariza's departure is a defeat.



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