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Chris Paul To Sign $160 Million Deal With Rockets

05 July 2018

The Rockets and Paul agreed to a new contract just after midnight E.T. on Sunday, locking up the All-NBA point guard to a long-term deal in Houston. Paul, James Harden and Co. should be one of the league's two to three best teams in 2018-19. Ariza was 0 for 12 from the field in Houston's Game 7 loss to Golden State in the Western Conference finals, missing all nine of his 3-point tries.

Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said.

The Rockets also will bring back swingman Gerald Green on a one-year minimum salary contract worth $2.4 million, according to multiple reports Sunday.

The 33-year-old Paul was eligible to sign a five-year maximum contract, but the Rockets took his age and injury problems into consideration.

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The Rockets also ended Paul's pursuit of a conference finals appearance.

Chris Paul led the National Basketball Association in Real Plus-Minus last season.

Capela averaged career-highs in all of points (13.9), rebounds (10.8), blocks (1.9) and steals (1.4) in 27.5 minutes per game last season.

Clint Capela is a restricted free agent, meaning the Rockets can still retain him by simply matching any offer the big man would fetch in the market.

Chris Paul To Sign $160 Million Deal With Rockets