User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Chris Paul staying with L.A. Clippers

Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Advertisement
The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed.

Paul posted a message on his Twitter account Monday morning, saying ``I'M IN!!!'' (hash)CLIPPERNATION

Paul led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay is the second big victory for the longtime losers in this offseason, following the signing of Doc Rivers as their new coach.

Paul can earn about $108 million over five years with the Clippers. The deal can't be signed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has helped turn around the Clippers franchise in two seasons since coming in a trade from the New Orleans Hornets. They made the playoffs in both seasons, advancing to the second round in 2012, and went 56-26 this season, the best record in their history.

Paul averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 assists and an NBA-best 2.4 steals per game. He was the Western Conference player of the month in December, when the Clippers went 16-0.

Paul spent his first six seasons with the Hornets before he was dealt to the Clippers, shortly after the NBA, then serving as owners of the Hornets, stopped a trade that would have sent him instead to the Lakers.

That decision has paid off big for the Clippers, long the second-class citizens in Los Angeles but the team that played a much more exciting style and had much better results than the Lakers last season.

They fired Vinny Del Negro even after their 2012-13 success but landed one of the NBA's marquee coaches in Rivers, who led the Boston Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship.

Now they are holding onto perhaps the league's best point guard.

Paul missed 12 games with a bruised right kneecap and played a career-low 33.4 minutes per game, and still was second in the league in assists and first in assist-to-turnover ratio. He was MVP of the All-Star game and finished fourth in voting for the regular-season award.

The Wake Forest product is also one of the league's most popular players, serving as an executive on the NBA players' association.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Dinero Talks: Midseason Awards
Spurs pull away from Nuggets
Wall outduels Melo, Wiz top Knicks
Cavaliers cruise past Suns, 118-103
Heat top Mavericks, 'under' cashes
Spurs' Gasol breaks finger in warmups
Westbrook not named All-Star starter
Curry, Durant, LeBron, to start ASG
Kings' Gay to miss rest of season
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
8-1 L3 Days, +1,835 This Season
7-1 Run, 14-4 GPlays, 28-10 Totals
4-1 L5, 23-10 Streak, 8-1 Totals
3-1 L4 G-Plays, +1,656 This Year
17-6 L23 G-Plays, +1,109 Overall
10-2 L12, 17-6 L23 Guarantees
10-4 Last 14 NBA G-Plays
5-0 G-Plays, 5-1 Last 6 Picks
5-2 L7, +1,375 Guarantees TY
6-1 Last 7 NBA Selections
10-4 L14 Guarantees, +1,114 TY
15-7 L22 Guaranteed Plays
17-8 Last 25 NBA Totals
9-4 L13 Picks, 5-2 L7 Over/Unders
2-0 L2 G-Plays, 4-2 Picks L2 Days
8-4 L12 Over/Under Plays
3-1 L4, 8-3 L11 Picks
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2016 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1827
Doc's Sports + 1754
Mark Franco + 1212
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 685
Chip Chirimbes + 665
Michael Black + 297
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Mark Franco 58 %
Chip Chirimbes 57 %
Doc's Sports 56 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 1475
Chip Chirimbes + 1141
Kevin Rogers + 830
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 1268
Bill Marzano + 1250
Jimmy Boyd + 476
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mark Franco + 852
Bill Marzano + 738
Jimmy Boyd + 603
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership