Chris Paul is rejoining the leagues's second best lineup.
According to league sources, Chris Paul will be rejoining James Harden in Houston for 4 more years. There was thought a max deal would be tough to hand out given the team's cap restrictions, and the pending move for Clint Capela, but GM Daryl Morey's first order of books is reportedly now in the books.
The deal is valued at $160 million over 4 years, giving the team a sizeable window to break down the Golden State Warriors, winners of 3 out of 4 'ships. Critics agreed that a 33 year old Chris Paul still posed the greater threat. Although he stayed mum on his decision up 'til the very last minute, league sources seem convinced a departure was never in his plans.
In another piece of business, the Rockets were also lucky to land high-flyer Gerald Green on a veteran minimum's salary of $2.4 million. Green averaged 12.1 points per game after signing on, and even went 20+ on five occasions last term. The question remains, whether Rocket's front office can convince center Clint Capela to take a hometown discount. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, both sides will meet this afternoon in Los Angeles. The threat of an offer sheet from another team means time is really of the essence for GM Daryl Morey.