The Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul are widely expected to agree upon a new contract worth at least $90 million over three years.

There was a period last week in which league personnel began to speculate that Paul could play elsewhere with the New Orleans Pelicans a possibility. New Orleans had interest in Paul before the 20-21 season and hired Willie Green as head coach this offseason. Paul and Green are known to maintain a close relationship.

The salary cap complications involved with Paul leaving the Suns always made the him leaving the team unlikely.

Paul helped lead the Suns to The Finals in his first season with the franchise.