Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M maximum contract


Chris Paul has reached agreement on a four-year, $160 million maximum contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN.
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For Paul, 33, and the Rockets, this deal sets them together on a path to try to unseat the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

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

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, and MVP James Harden elevated the Rockets to the best record in the NBA (65-17) this season before losing a seven-game series to Golden State in the conference finals.

Once Murphy fully returns from a knee injury that kept him limited in practices this spring, Lawson will be competing for a rotational role, if not for his 53-man roster spot entirely. It also seems possible the Bills could trade Lawson after they dealt several draft choices by the Bills’ former management including Marcell Dareus, Sammy Watkins and Reggie Ragland last year.

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We can’t underestimate how hard it is going to be to play on the road, at altitude, and against a team desperate to qualify for the FIBA World Cup, Van Gundy said. We have to make sure we match that type of intensity and passion that we know they’ll bring.

Marcus Thornton scored 14 points, leading the way for a U.S. squad mainly comprised of G league players. Despite the loss, the team is expected to qualify for next year’s World Cup, where Gregg Popovich and his roster of NBA stars will take over from there.

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