Chris Paul isn’t just spearheading the Suns’ deep postseason run — he’s heading for another huge payday.
The veteran’s otherworldly performance in Phoenix’s Game 2 win over the Nuggets was his third postseason game with 15-plus assists and no turnovers — making him the NBA’s all-time leader and the first to do it with three different teams.
Making history will also help Paul score some late-career coin.
CP3 reportedly intends to decline his $44,211,146 player option from the four-year, $159.7 million deal he signed with the Rockets in 2018.
According to NBC Sports, if Paul opts out, he would be eligible to re-sign with the Suns for three years at $140,702,685 or with another team at $136,794,277. Some NBA execs believe he can feasibly get $60 million over three years.
Despite his age (36) and recent shoulder injury, Paul would be a huge get for any team — especially for the postseason. In his last three games, Paul has 38 assists and just two turnovers.
The Suns’ odds for their first NBA championship have dropped to a third-best +650. Paul is +1,800 to take home NBA Finals MVP.