Rockets free agency: Chris Paul signs 4-year, $160 million contract

By Michael Knight
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images /

The Rockets will have their star point guard for the foreseeable future!

NBA Free agency has started out with a bang! Like we predicted might happen earlier, Chris Paul has re-signed with the Houston Rockets. He will be here for quite awhile, too.

Chris Paul, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, will sign a 4-year, $160 million deal to stay with the Rockets. This max contract will get the All-Star point guard paid a ton over the next few seasons.

All-Star Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160M max contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2018

Chris Paul was fantastic for the Rockets last season. It took him awhile to get back to the court, missing 14 of the first 15 games of the season. He still managed to put up All-Star numbers, though, at 18.6 points, 7.9 assists & 5.4 rebounds per game on 46% shooting (38% from 3).

We predicted that this may happen at 11:01, but it actually happened at 11:00. CP3 was really ready to be back in Houston! I’m sure that he’s been talking about signing this max deal for many months, and now it’s come into fruition.

Around the free agency market

CP3, believe it or not, was not the first big name to have his free agency decision announced. Paul George re-signed with the OKC Thunder in a move that didn’t seem possible a couple of weeks ago. If LeBron James does end up in Los Angeles, PG13 not being there is a big hit for the Lakers’ championship odds.

DeAndre Jordan also committed to a contract shortly after CP3. He is finally going to Dallas on a one-year deal. That is huge news for the Rockets, too. Now, the Mavericks are no longer a suitor for Clint Capela. The fewer suitors for the Swiss big man, the better odds of the Rockets signing him for less money.

Next: Gerald Green to meet with Rockets on July 1

How about this start for the NBA Free Agency? It will only get crazier as the week goes on and we will be here to cover it!