Friday, 20 July, 2018

Paul re-signs with Rockets

Paul George committing to deal with Thunder gets 2018 NBA Free Agency started The first free agency domino has dropped. Paul George is committed to staying with the Oklahoma City
Edward Snyder | 05 July, 2018, 04:24

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Paul is in for a big payday to stay in Houston.

The Houston Rockets wasted no time in locking up their franchise point guard on a long-term deal. By signing Chris Paul back, it looks as though the Rockets are moving in the right direction to be a contender yet again next season. A four-year max is quite a hefty deal, but here are three reasons why this was a necessary evil. He also served as an imposing presence at the rim, as evidenced by his 1.9 blocks per game average and the fact that he led the team in defensive win shares with 4.1.

Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said. Despite his injuries, the Rockets had the best record in the...




Paul's deal expired at the end of the 2018 season, and the promise of resigning on a max contract was part of the reason he worked so hard to orchestrate a trade from the Clippers past year.

Capela is coming off a career year with the Rockets in which he averaged 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds while making a league-best 65.2 percent of his field goal attempts. He had five games of 20-plus points off the bench last season.

Now with Paul signed for the foreseeable future, Houston can focus its efforts on retaining center Clint Capela and forward Trevor Ariza.

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