Chris Paul opted out of a massive one-year sum all just to agree on a four-year, $120 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowki.
The 16-year veteran point guard declined of a $44.2 million player option Sunday.
It certainly seems like Paul, 36, could finish his career in Phoenix after helping the Suns to the NBA Finals this past season.
Paul is an 11-time NBA All-Star and 10-time All-NBA selection. He averaged 16.4 points and 8.9 assists during the 2020-21 season with the Suns. He also shot 39.5 percent from long range (best since 2016-17) and 50 percent from the floor (best since 2008-09).