One of the two biggest names on the market was off the market before anyone else could even make an offer.
After the acquisition of Doc Rivers, the Los Angeles Clippers landed their man, as Chris Paul agreed to sign a five-year extension worth $107 million. Paul can’t sign the contract and make it official until July 10th, but the two sides came to an agreement on the first day of the free agency period.
Led by Paul, the Clippers are coming off of their most successful season in franchise history, where they went 56-26, en route to winning their first Pacific Division title. Since joining the Clips, Paul has led the team to the playoffs in both of his first two seasons, including a second round appearance in 2012.
Paul is regarded by many as the best point guard and floor general in the league. The abilities of Paul combined with the coaching prowess of Doc Rivers and the box office appeal of Blake Griffin should give Clippers fans some exciting basketball for years to come. For those fans, they hope to see the Clippers playing deep into the months of May and June.