Chris Paul To Sign $160 Million Deal With Rockets

Unlike many top-tier National Basketball Association free agents during the summer of 2018, Chris Paul's decision did not appear to come with much drama.

The Rockets had their best regular season in franchise history with Paul and NBA MVP James Harden leading the way.

Chris Paul has signed a $160 million deal for four years with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Per game Paul in the first season after moving to Houston has scored 18.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 7.9 assists.

The Rockets acquired Paul a year ago in an opt-in-and-trade deal with the LA Clippers.

Paul is going into his 14th season in the league, during which he'll be 34 years old.

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

As soon as the clock struck midnight, the Rockets and Chris Paul agree to a deal.


Losing Ariza's shooting, defense, and veteran presence in the rotation is a sizeable loss, but securing Paul's services long term is a far bigger win for Daryl Morey than Ariza's departure is a defeat.

  • Stacy Allen