For four years, "Houston" Chris Paul will earn nearly as much as his entire career in the National Basketball Association.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, via Sagar Trika of Blazer's Edge, Paul is already a cinch to remain in Houston with the length of his contract as the only subject of discussions at this point.
A big part of that was ensuring that they locked down the services of their floor general, Chris Paul, for the foreseeable future. It appears likely that next year's Rockets team will be very similar to this year's 65-win team.
Paul posted this on twitter shortly after the 11:01 pm central opening of free agency.
Paul sustained a hamstring injury in the waning moments of Game 5, which the Rockets won to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, but he missed the final two games, both won by the Warriors. Green averaged 12.1 points last season and had five games of 20-plus points off the bench last season.
The point guard, 33, is a nine-time All-Star and helped lead the Rockets to the best record in the National Basketball Association last season (65-17).
The 33-year-old enjoyed great success in his first season with the Rockets.