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Chris Paul the 68 million dollar man

by james on July 3rd, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Chris Paul magically floats the ball, while on his back

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The NBA is set up for guards to be able to dominate. There is no hand checking on the outside, so even forwards are handling the ball on the outside like guards.

Quick guards like Chris Paul are very valuable.

If you saw the Hornets play at all last year, you saw Chris Paul rule the hardwood. He had one year left on his contract, so New Orleans wanted to get him resigned before the next season started.

Lance Young, Paul’s agent, said Paul agreed to a three-year extension with a player’s option for a fourth year. The total value of the deal is $68 million.

In case you are wondering if this is a good contract…

The Hornets will pay Paul the maximum allowable under the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, starting at 25 percent of the salary cap for the first year of the extension, with 10 percent raises thereafter.

Chris had a fabulous year last year.

Last season, Paul led the NBA with averages of 11.6 assists and 2.7 steals. He was the Hornets’ second-leading scorer, averaging 21.1 points in helping the Hornets reach a franchise-record 56 regular season victories.

Watch for Chris to lead the Olympic team as well!

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