National Basketball Association free agency rumors: Lakers meeting with Clint Capela

Dean Simpson
July 5, 2018

Chris Paul inked a four-year maximum deal worth $160 million to stay with the Houston Rockets.

Chris Paul tweeted that he has "unfinished business" in Houston. Paul signed a four-year maximum contract worth $160 million to pursue his first National Basketball Association title.

Paul of course injured his hamstring in the final minute of game five of the western conference finals against the eventual champion Golden State Warriors. The Rockets had a chance to win it in Game 7, but they missed 27 straight three-pointers, allowing the Warriors to escape with the win. Ariza averaged 11.7 points last season for Houston, and the 33-year-old will likely be looked upon as a veteran presence in a young Phoenix locker room.

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, and MVP James Harden elevated the Rockets to the best record in the National Basketball Association (65-17) this season before losing a seven-game series to Golden State in the conference finals.

On the third day of free agency, Rockets starting center Clint Capela is not finding the kinds of offers he was hoping for. He averaged 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in 67 contests while often defending opposing teams' top-scoring wing. CLINT CAPELA LATEST The Rockets front office will meet with Clint Capela and his agents in Los Angeles on Sunday, ESPN reported.

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