Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul is expected to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million contract extension as soon as the team can legally offer it to him, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday morning. Paul won’t be able to sign the new contract until July 10 but he’d be able to agree to the terms as early as Monday morning.
According to ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard, Paul’s agents have spoken to other teams in the NBA and told them not to bother the young star once free agency starts because he plans on staying with the Clippers. Paul will become the second high-profile player to sign a long-term extension with the Clippers in the last two seasons. Blake Griffin signed a five-year, $95 million extension last summer.