Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Chris Paul agrees to four-year, $160M contract 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
Domingo Copeland | 05 July, 2018, 04:22

Houston, however, is facing serious luxury-tax concerns because of the huge contracts possessed by James Harden and now Chris Paul. Despite his injuries, the Rockets had the best record in the... He was referring to Rockets' run to the Western Conference Finals where they took the Golden State Warriors to seven games.

Chris Paul isn't going anywhere, Rockets fans.

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Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said. His productivity reached another level in the postseason where he averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists. A four-year max is quite a hefty deal, but here are three reasons why this was a necessary evil. It shipped Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, and a first-round pick to the Clippers for the veteran point guard. Point guard playing in the League since the season 2005-2006. He averaged 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in 67 contests while often defending opposing teams' top-scoring wing. Capela, who has spent his first four seasons with the Rockets, is a restricted free agent.

Capela earned just $2.3 million last season, which was a bargain for Houston, given the numbers and value they got from him.

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