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Rockets Sign Chris Paul To Four-Year Max Contract

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Cassandra Gardner | 05 July, 2018, 04:23

So much for the reports about tension between Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets.

The 33-year-old enjoyed great success in his first season with the Rockets.

Paul posted this on twitter shortly after the 11:01 pm central opening of free agency.

As anticipated, point guard Chris Paul remained with the Houston Rockets. 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.

Houston Rockets management clearly saw the value that Paul brought to the team alongside reigning MVP James Harden, so it was an easy decision to pay him enough to bring him back into the fold despite his age and injury history. Although he stayed mum on his decision up 'til the very last minute, league sources seem convinced a departure was never in his plans. His productivity reached another level in the postseason where he averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.

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

In another piece of business, the Rockets were also lucky to land high-flyer Gerald Green on a veteran minimum's salary of $2.4 million.

Capela was a solid big man last season, averaging 13.9 points, 10.8 boards and 1.9 blocks per game.

TNT's David Aldridge reported Sunday that the Lakers will have a meeting with Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, who's a restricted free agent.

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