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Report: Chris Paul re-signing with Rockets on max four-year contract

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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul reacts after a 3-pointer by PJ Tucker during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)


So much for tension between Chris Paul and the Rockets on his next contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:


A four-year max contract will pay Paul $159,730,592. He was eligible for a fifth year that would have paid $47,063,478, but good for Houston for avoiding that.

This is still a lot to pay Paul, 33. He remains an elite player, but he’s at an age most players decline. The final years of even this four-year deal could get ugly.

That said, the Rockets are going for it now, and Paul is instrumental to that. He, James Harden and a well-crafted supporting cast can challenge the Warriors. The present value is well worth the potential future downside for Houston.