Good news for the Los Angeles Clippers and their fans–Chris Paul won’t be leaving anytime soon.
After word broke this weekend about Paul telling the organization how there was no reason to worry about him signing with a new team because he was planning on a return to the Clippers, the star guard took to his Twitter account on Monday to express his excitement.
I’M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013
Even though a deal cannot become official just yet, Paul and the Clippers have reached a verbal agreement on a five-year, $107 million extension–which is great news for a team that should be considered one of the top contenders once again during the 2013-14 season. Despite their early exit from the playoffs last year, Los Angeles should be one of the top contenders once again next year as they have one of the most talented rosters in the league consisting of Paul and Blake Griffin.
Plus, the addition of Doc Rivers at head coach makes their chances even better.
Nobody knew what to expect from Paul once free agency got under way considering the high interest from numerous teams across the league, but it’s clear the point guard realizes the amount of potential with the Clippers and how much he wanted to be a part of it. Normally, players will take the time to at least consider offers from other teams, but when it comes to Paul’s situation–he wasted no time at all by letting Los Angels know right away where he wants to be for the next five years.