Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns have reportedly agreed to a four-year deal that could be worth as much as $120 million. The Suns lock up the multi-time All-NBA point guard for what could be the rest of his career just one day after he declined his player option for the upcoming season. This comes after the Suns and Chris Paul were just two games away from winning the 2021 NBA Championship. The goal now will be to run it back and try to get the job done this time.
Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Chris Paul has agreed to stay on a new four-year deal that could be worth as much as $120 million, his agents Steve Heumann and Ty Sullivan of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 2, 2021
This seems like a mutually beneficial deal for both sides of the contract. The Suns lock up their point guard and mentor while Paul, who is 36, just secured a large payday that will last until he is 40 years old. This also means that the team should continue to be an NBA Finals contender in the Western Conference. The biggest winner of this deal might be Devin Booker who can continue to learn from the experienced point guard.
Chris Paul with 16 points in the 3rd quarter.
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) July 7, 2021
The goal for Paul is to win the elusive NBA Championship that he has not been able to do since he entered the NBA. Phoniex seems to be his best shot at that ring despite the Western Conference almost guaranteed to be tougher this upcoming season. The deal has been completed and now the team can focus on getting back to The NBA Finals.