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Houston Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M max deal

Report: Chris Paul agrees to 4-year, $160 million deal with Houston Rockets Chris Paul to sign 4-year, $160M max contract to stay with Rockets, ESPN reports
Cary Erickson | 02 July, 2018, 09:27

The Rockets acquired Paul a year ago in an opt-in-and-trade deal with the LA Clippers. Capela, who has spent his first four seasons with the Rockets, is a restricted free agent.

Chris Paul has signed a $160 million deal for four years with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets lost to the Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Paul is certainly excited to be staying put.

The Mavericks are a solid fit for Capela, but DeAndre Jordan has already verbally committed to the Mavs.

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The star point guard wasted no time once the free agency window opened, and has chose to stay put with the team that finished last season with the NBA's best regular-season record.

Re-signing Paul and Capela wouldn't allow them to add much to their roster aside from using their exceptions, but that core three along with the likes of Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker would nearly certainly be enough to make Houston one of the league's best teams again in 2018-19.

That's exactly how things have played out, with the National Basketball Association free agency period opening up in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Paul has agreed to re-sign with Houston on a four-year deal worth roughly $160 million per multiple reports. He would not play in the Rockets game six and game seven losses.