The Los Angeles Clippers can rest easy now that their star point guard Chris Paul has signed a new contract, ending speculation linking him with a move away.

Paul became a free agent today but was quick to sign a five-year deal worth $107 million, with him having the option to opt out of the final year.

Paul had a great season campaign, leading the Clippers to a franchise-record 56 victories and averaging 16.9 points, 9.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 2012-13.

However it was a disappointing end to what was a magnificent season for Paul - the Clippers lost to Memphis Grizzlies in six games in the first round of the playoffs.

This was followed by the sacking of their coach Vinny Del Negro and the appointment of Doc Rivers, who's first job as coach was to ensure Paul put pen-to-paper on a new deal.

Paul tweeted this morning: I'm in!!! #CLIPPERNATION" to put fans minds at ease and give them a lot to look forward to in the near future."

 

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