Report: Chris Paul agrees to 4-year, $160 million max deal with Rockets
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has agreed to a four-year, $160 million max deal with the team, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The deal will come short of the five-year max, but would make a happy compromise that could allow the team to have some level of flexibility with other impending free agents like center Clint Capela and forward Trevor Ariza.
Paul was promised a max deal after he orchestrated a trade from the L.A. Clippers, remaining on the last year of his deal in order to facilitate the move.
The Rockets are hoping to remain in contention and are banking on the partnership between Paul and MVP James Harden could take them to greater heights after falling a game short of the NBA Finals after losing their last two games against the Golden State Warriors as Paul was sidelined with a hamstring injury.