Before the NBA Free Agency period even began, Chris Paul’s representatives told teams around the league not to bother showing interest in Paul, because he was set on a return to the Los Angeles Clippers. Shortly after midnight, it became clear that Paul was going to stick to his word.
Immediate reports surfaced that the Clippers and Paul were set to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million extension and today Paul gave every indication that the agreement is in place.
Paul gave Clippers fans everything to get excited about today with this simple message on Twitter:
I’M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013
No deal can become official until June 10, but nobody expects anything to change.
Paul was a virtual lock to return to the Clippers after the team completed a move to bring in Doc Rivers to serve as head coach, so the deal comes as a surprise to no one.
Free agency kicked off just after midnight, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.