Chris Paul has agreed to a 5-year, $107 million max contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
I’M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013
Today was the first day of free agency and it didn’t take long for Paul to make a decision on where he was going to sign.
There were reports earlier this weekend that Paul’s representatives informed other teams to not bother contacting Paul because he already had his mind made up that he would be staying in LA.
There have been some big changes with the Clippers already this summer, most notably Doc Rivers replacing the fired Vinny Del Negro as the team’s new head coach, a move that Paul clearly was on board with.
The Clippers now have Paul and Blake Griffin locked up for years to come and a coach that promises to be an upgrade over the previous one. The future looks bright and with the Western Conference pretty wide open right now, another move or two may position the Clippers nicely to make a run to the NBA Finals.
The Clippers are reportedly shopping DeAndre Jordan and they are also interested in possibly acquiring O.J. Mayo from the Dallas Mavericks and Tony Allen from the Memphis Grizzlies.