Shipped to Tinseltown from the Minnesota Timberwolves in December 2011, Paul can ink a five-year extension worth $108 million with the Clippers starting on July 1.
A six-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA First Team selection, the 28-year-old Paul and Blake Griffin led Los Angeles to a 56-26 record in the Western Conference Pacific Division.
Unfortunately for Paul and Griffin, the Clippers were quickly ousted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening round of the playoffs.
Despite the disappointing finish in Indiana, New York had a very successful season and should be proud of their 54-28 mark.
Nevertheless, the Knicks desperately need another superstar to complement the great Carmelo Anthony.
Although New York general manager Glen Grunwald could offer at most a four-year contract for $79.9 million, the 6-foot, 175 pound Paul may contemplate bolting La-La Land for Gotham to partner with Anthony.
Granted, greed rules the world and sacrificing roughly $30 million is nothing to dismiss.
However, Grunwald could intrigue Paul by dangling an incentive-laden pact to compete in the biggest market in America.
Expect Paul to ultimately stay with the Los Angeles Clippers strictly for monetary purposes.
Still, provided Glen Grunwald is skilled in the art of persuasion, Chris Paul may find the idea of performing at The World’s Most Famous Arena an option too enticing to resist.by