4 Jul 2013

Chris Paul staying with Clippers

6:09 am on 4 July 2013

All-Star point guard Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA after agreeing to a five-year $137 million contract extension.

Paul, who averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds last season leading the Clippers to a club record 56 wins, cannot officially sign the deal until July 10th because of NBA rules.

After the hiring Doc Rivers as the new head coach getting Paul's name on an extension was the top priority for the Clippers.

A six-time All-Star, Paul is a double Olympic champion helping the United States to gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Summer Games.

Over eight NBA seasons Paul has averaged 18.6 points, 9.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds.