It was evident since the Los Angeles Clippers acquired former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, but it became official yesterday. Chris Paul signed his new contract with the Clippers, a deal that could pay him up to $107 million over five years, according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger.
Here’s a look at the Clippers’ announcement of the signing:
.@CP3 is back! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/a6KyhBMK7v
— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) July 10, 2013
Entering the offseason, there was speculation that Paul could leave the Clippers, but the addition of Rivers cemented his position with the team. Los Angeles has also added J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins and Matt Barnes to the mix since the offseason began.
Paul, 28, can opt out after the fourth year of his new deal. He averaged 9.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals to go along with 16.9 points per game last season.