The deal is sealed Clippers fans. Chris Paul has verbally agreed to a five-year, $107 million contract extension to keep him in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com.
While the agreenment has been made, the NBA star can’t sign his new contract until July 10, but could agree to terms as of 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday (July 1).
“I’m in. ClipperNation,” Paul tweeted (@CP3).
The deal comes on the heels of Doc Rivers becoming the Clippers’ new head coach and senior VP of basketball operations last week, making Paul’s decision even easier.
Although Paul’s exit from L.A. was unlikely, sources said he had entertained the thought of going to the Atlanta Hawks with Dwight Howard, who also will enter free agency.