National Basketball Association free agent rumors: Paul will re-sign with Rockets

LeBron James basically ruled out the Rockets as a destination

As reported by a reputable insider "ESPN" Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul agreed with the "Houston" on a four-year contract for $ 160 million. Houston will be challenged with max offers for Capela, but his value to the team alongside Paul and Harden cannot be understated, which could be enough for the Rockets to pony up on the big man.

The veteran point guard confirmed reports of his return on Twitter Saturday night.

Paul averaged 18.6 points and 7.9 assists last season for Houston.

Houston first acquired Paul last offseason when he signed with the Clippers and was traded to the Rockets for several players and draft picks.

Paul is certainly excited to be staying put. The Rockets will have their backcourt locked up for a while as they try to knock off the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference, but it comes with some risk. But the one elusive piece to his legacy is an National Basketball Association championship, and his bum hamstring kept his Rockets from surviving a decisive Game 7 with the Warriors. Paul, James Harden and Co. should be one of the league's two to three best teams in 2018-19.

The 33-year-old enjoyed great success in his first season with the Rockets.

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