Chris Paul somewhat quickly signed a four-year, $120 million deal with the Phoenix Suns that only has $75 million in guaranteed money during his free agency. After reaching The Finals in his first season with the Suns, he described the decision to re-sign as an easy one.
“It was an easy decision,” Paul said. “Not only did I love the basketball aspect, I’m close to family (in Los Angeles) and Phoenix is a family, too. I’m excited to be back there.”
The Suns were one of the healthiest in the Western Conference as the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers each had notable injuries for their matchups.
“The thing I’m looking forward to now is our approach to the every day,” he said. “You don’t start the season and get to automatically end up at the Finals again. It’s another building process, and I’m excited about going through this experience with these guys because I went as far (in the playoffs) as I’ve ever been. We’ll be on this journey of something new together."