Paul began his NBA career with the New Orleans Hornets. He made $3,144,240 during his rookie season and finished the year with averages of 16.1 points and 7.8 assists. Paul won the Rookie of the Year Award to cap off his stellar first season in the NBA.
In his second year, Chris Paul made $3,380,160. He finished his rookie contract by making $3,615,960 in Year 3 and $4,574,189 in Year 4.
In the summer of 2008, Paul signed a four-year, $63.6 million rookie-scale extension with the Hornets. The contract kicked in during the 2009-10 season, which was Year 5 for CP3. Paul made $15 million that year and averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 assists.
The 2010-11 season was the last year Chris Paul played for the Hornets. He made $14,490,152. Paul requested a trade and was initially sent to the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, the trade got vetoed by David Stern and Paul ended up getting traded to the other team in Los Angeles, the Clippers.
Paul made $13,167,648 in his first season with the Clippers and averaged 19.8 points and 9.1 assists. The following year, he earned $17,779,458. That set up Paul to sign a five-year, $107.3 million maximum extension with the Clippers. He made $18,668,431 in 2013-14, $20,068,563 in 2014-15, $21,468,696 in 2015-16 and $23,529,828 in 2016-17.
In the summer of 2017, Chris Paul requested a trade from the Clippers and was dealt to the Houston Rockets. Paul made $24,268,959 in his first season with the Rockets. He averaged 18.6 points and 7.9 assists.
Houston signed Paul to a four-year, $159.7 million maximum contract in the summer of 2018. CP3 made $35,654,150 in his second season with the Rockets. It was also his last, as the franchise traded The Point God to the Thunder in the summer of 2019 for Russell Westbrook.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19, Chris Paul was scheduled to make $38,506,482. He put up 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Thunder.
Moving forward, Paul will make $41.4 million in 2020-21 and has a player option worth $44.3 million for the 2021-22 campaign.