The Houston Rockets reach a blockbuster agreement with veteran guard Chris Paul. The 33-year old will reportedly sign a four-year, 160-million dollar deal as soon as league rules allow open signing on July 6.
Despite missing several stretches of time due to injury, Paul helped the team to a franchise record 65 games. The nine-time all-star averaged over 18-points a game. He also averaged nearly nine-assists and five rebounds, as the Rockets finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA.
The Rockets went 42-3 in games where Paul, James Harden, and Clint N’Dumba-Capela all played. Paul missed the final two games of the Western Conference Finals, which the team lost to the Golden State Warriors.
The team suffered a serious blow, when free agent Trevor Ariza agreed to a one-year, 15-million dollar deal with Phoenix.
The Rockets also re-signed free agent Gerald Green. His one-year deal is reportedly worth 2.4-million dollars.