Even as Chris Paul gets older, his impact on winning basketball games continues to be among the best in the NBA. After helping the Phoenix Suns get to the NBA Finals last season, he had the opportunity to join a new team as a free agent.
Instead, he chose to re-sign with the Suns on a four-year deal worth up to $120 million.
Paul recently spoke to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY, saying the decision to stay in Phoenix was an easy one.
“It was an easy decision. Not only did I love the basketball aspect, but I’m also close to family (in LA) and Phoenix is a family, too. I’m excited to be back there.”
At age 36 last season, Paul was an NBA All-Star, averaging 16.4 points, 8.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. He’s still one of the best point guards in the entire NBA and will look to take the Suns deep into the playoffs once again this season.