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Report: Chris Paul will accept Clippers five-year, $107 million offer

Jul 1, 2013, 12:37 AM EDT

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There isn’t a lot of negotiating to do here: Chris Paul is a clear max contract player, the Clippers wanted to keep him and he wanted to stay with the Clippers.

So while nothing is formal an official yet, we have confirmation of what we already knew — Chris Paul and the Clippers will aggree to a five-year, $107 million deal, reports Ramona Shelburne of

Paul’s decision to stay with the Clippers is hardly a surprise. The only suspense remaining is when and how he will officially accept. Paul cannot sign his new contract until July 10th but he can agree to terms before then….

ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard reported Saturday that Paul’s representatives have told teams to not even bother pursuing the point guard when free agency begins because he planned to re-sign with the Clippers.

Paul is the best point guard in the game — it’s not just the 18.3 points, 10.7 assists or PER of 26.4 from last season, it’s him as a floor general. He orchestrates and controls the game from the point better than anyone in the game right now.

The Clippers think with him and Blake Griffin they have a shot at a title. They have paid Doc Rivers to come in as coach and you can expect a few other roster moves to make the Clippers contenders coming. They are not far away, they won 56 games last season, but there are holes in their roster that need to be fixed. And DeAndre Jordan needs to play better.

  1. WorldHypeTv - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:38 AM

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    • ewyorksockexchange - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:37 AM

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      • florida727 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

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  2. norvturnersneck - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    I’m not sold on 5 years when he’ll be 34 with all the nagging injuries he has. Good luck with the last few years of that deal.

  3. addict2sport - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Clipper Darrell will need to seek medical attention because it will last longer than four hours with all the excitement of this resigning.

  4. bleedtwincitiessports - Jul 1, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Blake Griffin is so, so, soooo overrated… Anyone who disagrees is crazy! Sure he can dunk, but that’s not winning anything for the team! Not a good defender, not a good shooter (but getting better). He’s really just a bunch of hype! Wow, he jumped over the hood of a Kia… AMAZING!! Lol

    • paleihe - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      He’s not overrated. Everyone knows he still has many voids to fill in his game (defense, mid-range, FT, rebounding).

      He’s a highlight machine, so he’s covered extensively by the national media for those highlights. But everyone knows, he’s still got plenty of room to grow.

      He’s only played three full NBA seasons.

  5. cluelessdufus - Jul 1, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Blake Griffin is overrated, all he can do is dunk, Paul will never get anywhere with him if he dosen’t become a stretch forward or a low post scorer/ defender but the the good thing of him becoming a stretch forward is opens up the floor for a Paul and the team also for him cause teams could back off him and he drains a jumper or beats you with athleticism and dunks. A good low post guy could be needed he develops a hook shot or develops a fadeaway and still beats you low because of how quick he can get and great athleticism also needs to be [no matter what] a decent defender.

    • dannymac17 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      ur a clown.

  6. 1historian - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    The celts made a heck of a deal with the Nets – if the Nets don’t win it next year or at least go deep in the playoffs – at least the division finals – they are sol. Giving away three #1 craft choices for basically 2 players – who are proven winners – but also getting older by the minute is not a good idea IMO.

    Next year’s draft is said to be one of the best in years, The celts will win between 30 and 33 games, probably qualify for the lottery. They have the nets’ #1 and their own – they could trade those two #1 choices to move way up in the lottery to get a franchise player.

    The celts have to rebuild – given. A good way to do that is by trading away players whose best years are behind them. Right now the celts have 9 1st round draft picks in the next 5 drafts, and that in turn will make them more attractive to future potential free agents.

    It says here that somewhere Red Auerbach is chuckling to himself and saying “I taught you well, Danny.”

    It also says here that in about 2 years, maybe less, Doc Rivers will say “whoops”.

  7. klownboy - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Great move for the Clips, which let’s be honest we all knew Chris Paul was not going anywhere. Ya think Doc Rivers coaching the Clips has anything to do with strengthening the Clips chance of retaining Paul?

  8. mat9844 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Great news, even though I was pretty sure it was gonna happen. Can’t wait to see how Blake’s improved his game – he always comes back better than before.

  9. daknight93 - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Chris Paul has no cartilage in his knee and his knee will get worse as he gets older..high risk to give this guy a max contract + clippers won’t win anytime soon until they get better defensive players, until then Clippers will continue to lose and be bounced early in the playoffs every year.

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