LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Chris Paul has two words for Clipper Nation: “I’m in.”
The Clippers’ All-Star point guard signed with the team for a five-year, $107 million contract on Monday, according to reports.
Less than a half hour before the official NBA free agency season began at 9 a.m., Paul let his followers on Twitter know he plans to stay in L.A.
Paul’s future with the Clippers was likely solidified after the team signed former Celtics coach Doc Rivers last week. Rivers coached the Celtics to a national championship in 2008 after nine years in Boston.
The Clippers enjoyed one of their best seasons in franchise history in 2012-2013 with a 56-26 record — tops in the Pacific Division and third-best in the Western Conference — before they were eliminated by the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening round of the playoffs.