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Chris Paul

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Point Guard Age: 35 Exp: 15 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2005 College: Wake Forest Agent(s): Leon Rose ()

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  • Current Contract

    Chris Paul signed a 4 year / $159,730,592 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $159,730,592 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $39,932,648. In 2020-1, Paul will earn a base salary of $41,358,814, while carrying a cap hit of $41,358,814 and a dead cap value of $41,358,814.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $159,730,592
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $39,932,648
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018-19 Contract details by year 33 $35,654,150 $35,654,150 $35,654,150 $35,654,150($35,654,150)
    2019-20 Contract details by year 34 $38,506,482 $38,506,482 $38,506,482 $36,099,827($71,753,977)
    2020-21 Contract details by year 35 $41,358,814 $41,358,814 $41,358,814 $41,358,814($113,112,791)
    2021-22 Contract details by year 36 $44,211,146 $44,211,146 $44,211,146 $44,211,146($157,323,937)
    2022 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021 Player Option
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2016Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,640,344
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $3,640,344

    2013-2017

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $107,343,477
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $21,468,695
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2009-2012

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $63,629,415
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $15,907,354
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2005-2008Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $14,714,549
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $3,678,637
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 0 /
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Chris Paul, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2005-06 Player Cash Earnings $3,144,240 - - - $3,144,240
    2006-07 Player Cash Earnings $3,380,160 - - - $3,380,160
    2007-08 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $3,615,960 - - - $3,615,960
    2008-09 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $4,574,189 - - - $4,574,189
    2009-10 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - - $15,000,000
    2010-11 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (3RD) $14,490,152 - - - $14,490,152
    2011-12 Player Cash Earnings $13,167,648 - - - $13,167,648
    2012-13 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $17,779,458 - - - $17,779,458
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $18,668,431 - - - $18,668,431
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $20,068,563 - - - $20,068,563
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $21,468,696 - - - $21,468,696
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $22,868,828 - - $661,000 $23,529,828
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings - - - $3,640,344 $3,640,344
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $24,268,959 - - - $24,268,959
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $35,654,150 - - - $35,654,150
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $36,099,827 - - - $36,099,827
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $41,358,814 - - - $41,358,814
    Est. Earnings
    (16 seasons)
    $295,608,075 - - $4,301,344 $299,909,419
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $41,358,814 - - - $41,358,814
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $44,211,146 - - - $44,211,146
    $381,178,035 - - - $385,479,379
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $44,204,701 - - - $44,204,701
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $114,021,624 - - $4,301,344 $118,322,968
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $59,923,109 - - - $59,923,109
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $36,099,827 - - - $36,099,827
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $41,358,814 - - - $41,358,814

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Nov 16 2020Traded to Phoenix (PHX) from Oklahoma City (OKC) with Abdel Nader for Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and 2022 1st round pick [Protected 1-12 in 2022, 1-10 in 2023, 1-8 in 2024 and unprotected in 2025]
    Aug 31 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game (playoff)
    Aug 18 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game (playoff)
    Mar 3 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    Feb 28 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIL game
    Jan 20 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    Jan 13 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIN game
    Oct 28 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    Jul 16 2019Traded to Oklahoma City (OKC) from Houston (HOU) with 2024 1st round pick [top-4 protected, conveys to HOU 2024 and 2025 second-round picks] , 2026 1st round pick [top-4 protected, conveys to HOU 2026 second-round pick and $1 million in cash] , 2021 1st round pick [pick swap - top-4 protected, OKC receives most favorable of HOU picks, HOU receives least favorable of OKC picks] and 2025 1st round pick [pick swap - top-10 protected ] for Russell Westbrook
    Apr 29 2019Fined $35,000 for 'aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official' during HOU-GSW game
    Apr 28 2019Fined $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from HOU-GSW game (playoff)
    Apr 28 2019Fined $5,000 for two technical fouls during HOU-GSW game (playoff)
    Apr 24 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-HOU game (playoff)
    Mar 20 2019Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-MEM game
    Feb 21 2019Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game
    Nov 13 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game
    Nov 8 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game
    Nov 3 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-CHI game
    Oct 21 2018Suspended 2 games (forfeit $491,781) for fighting during HOU-LAL game
    Oct 20 2018Fined $2,000 for ejection from HOU-LAL game
    Oct 20 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game
    Jul 8 2018Signed a 4 year $159.7 million maximum contract with Houston (HOU)
    May 6 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game (playoff)
    Apr 7 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    Mar 15 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    Mar 9 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-TOR game
    Mar 3 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during BOS-HOU game
    Jan 28 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game
    Jan 10 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during POR-HOU game
    Jan 4 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-HOU game
    Dec 29 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game
    Dec 9 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-POR game
    Oct 17 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game
    Jun 28 2017Traded to Houston (HOU) from Los Angeles (LAC) for Patrick Beverley, Louis Williams, Sam Dekker, 2018 1st round pick [[top-3 protected]] , DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard II, Kyle Wiltjer and $661K for trade bonus
    Apr 25 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game (playoff)
    Apr 10 2017Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    Mar 25 2017Fined $3,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game
    Mar 23 2017Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    Mar 13 2017Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-UTH game
    Mar 9 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game
    Mar 3 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIL game
    Mar 1 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    Dec 7 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    Nov 19 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CHI-LAC game
    Apr 23 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-POR game (playoff)
    Mar 28 2016Fined $4,000 for technical foul during BOS-LAC game
    Mar 23 2016Fined $4,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    Mar 16 2016Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    Feb 3 2016Fined $3,000 for technical foul during MIN-LAC game
    Jan 22 2016Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-NYK game
    Jan 18 2016Fined $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    Jan 10 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    Dec 28 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-WAS game
    Nov 27 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    Nov 4 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    Oct 29 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-LAC game
    Apr 28 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-LAC game (playoff)
    Mar 9 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIN game
    Feb 7 2015Fined $25,000 for criticism of referee during LAC-CLE game
    Feb 5 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game
    Jan 11 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game
    Dec 19 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game
    Nov 5 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    May 7 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game (playoff)
    Apr 24 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game (playoff)
    Apr 2 2014Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-PHX game
    Mar 29 2014Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    Mar 27 2014Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    Mar 17 2014Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game
    Mar 8 2014Fined $3,000 for technical foul during ATL-LAC game
    Feb 23 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    Feb 21 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game
    Dec 28 2013Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game
    Nov 27 2013Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NYK-LAC game
    Nov 7 2013Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIA game
    Jul 10 2013Signed a 5 year $107.3 million maximum extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Nov 3 2012Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-LAC game
    Dec 14 2011Traded to Los Angeles (LAC) from New Orleans (NO) with two future 2nd round picks for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and an unprotected 2012 1st round pick
    Dec 14 2011Exercised $17.8 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAC) for 2012-2013
    Jul 7 2008Signed a 4 year $63.6 million rookie scale extension with New Orleans (NO)
    Oct 28 2007New Orleans (NOH) exercised $4.5 million option for 2008-2009
    Oct 25 2006New Orleans (NOH) exercised $3.615 million option for 2007-2008
    Jul 5 2005Signed a 2 year $6.52 million contract wit New Orleans (NOH)
    Jun 28 2005Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#4 overall)
    Jun 28 2005Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#4 overall)
    Jun 28 2005Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Chris Paul, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/31/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game (playoff)
    08/18/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game (playoff)
    03/03/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    02/28/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIL game
    01/20/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    01/13/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIN game
    10/28/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    04/29/2019 Player contract details by year Physical Contact with Official $35,000 for 'aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official' during HOU-GSW game
    04/28/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $5,000 for two technical fouls during HOU-GSW game (playoff)
    04/28/2019 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from HOU-GSW game (playoff)
    04/24/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-HOU game (playoff)
    03/20/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-MEM game
    02/21/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game
    11/13/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game
    11/08/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game
    11/03/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-CHI game
    10/21/2018 Player contract details by year Fighting 2 games $491,781 for fighting during HOU-LAL game
    10/20/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game
    10/20/2018 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection from HOU-LAL game
    05/06/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game (playoff)
    04/07/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game
    03/15/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    03/09/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-TOR game
    03/03/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during BOS-HOU game
    01/28/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game
    01/10/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during POR-HOU game
    01/04/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-HOU game
    12/29/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game
    12/09/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-POR game
    10/17/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game
    04/25/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game (playoff)
    04/10/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    03/25/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game
    03/23/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    03/13/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-UTH game
    03/09/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game
    03/03/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIL game
    03/01/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    12/07/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    11/19/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CHI-LAC game
    04/23/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-POR game (playoff)
    03/28/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for technical foul during BOS-LAC game
    03/23/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    03/16/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    02/20/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during GSW-LAC game
    02/03/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during MIN-LAC game
    01/22/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-NYK game
    01/18/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game
    01/10/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    12/28/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-WAS game
    11/27/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    11/04/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    10/29/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-LAC game
    04/28/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-LAC game (playoff)
    03/09/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIN game
    02/07/2015 Player contract details by year Criticism of Referees $25,000 for criticism of referee during LAC-CLE game
    02/05/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game
    01/11/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game
    12/19/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game
    11/05/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    05/09/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for technical foul during OKC-LAC game (playoff)
    05/07/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game (playoff)
    04/24/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game (playoff)
    04/02/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-PHX game
    03/29/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    03/27/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    03/17/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game
    03/08/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during ATL-LAC game
    02/23/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    02/21/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game
    12/28/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game
    11/27/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NYK-LAC game
    11/07/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIA game
    05/03/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $7,000 for 2 technical fouls and ejection in LAC-MEM game (playoff)
    04/25/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul in LAC-MEM game (playoff)
    11/03/2012 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-LAC game
    02/11/2011 Player contract details by year $15,000 Verbally abusing referees against New Jersey (NJ)
    2 $747,781
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2019 OKC 70 0.45 0.489 0.365 0.907 0.37 4.61 4.99 6.74 1.59 0.16 2.30 17.60 34.88
    2018 HOU 58 0.55 0.419 0.358 0.862 0.62 3.95 4.57 8.16 1.97 0.31 2.62 15.62 35.27
    2017 HOU 58 0.55 0.460 0.380 0.919 0.64 4.76 5.40 7.90 1.66 0.24 2.21 18.64 38.54
    2016 LAC 61 0.52 0.476 0.411 0.892 0.66 4.33 4.98 9.23 1.95 0.13 2.41 18.10 39.68
    2015 LAC 74 0.44 0.462 0.371 0.896 0.53 3.66 4.19 9.97 2.04 0.18 2.61 19.54 41.35
    2014 LAL 82 0.42 0.485 0.398 0.900 0.63 3.95 4.59 10.22 1.90 0.18 2.32 19.07 41.76
    2013 LAL 61 0.57 0.468 0.373 0.855 0.62 3.72 4.34 10.69 2.48 0.07 2.36 19.11 43.08
    2012 LAL 67 0.50 0.474 0.326 0.884 0.78 2.97 3.75 9.69 2.39 0.15 2.27 16.97 38.80
    2011 LAL 61 0.59 0.482 0.375 0.846 0.70 2.89 3.59 9.05 2.56 0.07 2.07 19.57 40.64
    2010 NO 59 0.60 0.469 0.412 0.895 0.49 3.51 4.00 9.59 2.47 0.05 2.32 16.07 37.99
    2009 NO 10 3.39 0.594 0.655 0.845 0.30 3.10 3.40 9.20 1.70 0.00 2.10 23.80 42.98
    2008 NO 75 0.51 0.499 0.369 0.873 0.85 4.72 5.57 11.04 2.72 0.13 2.91 22.79 48.83
    Totals 736 33.98 0.475 0.379 0.883 0.62 3.91 4.54 9.35 2.15 0.15 2.40 18.65 40.31