Chris Paul

Golden State Warriors, Point Guard
Age: 39-48d (May 06, 1985)
Exp: 19 Years
Country: US
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2005
Agent(s): Steven Heumann, Ty Sullivan (CAA Sports)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$30,000,000

2024-25 Cash

$30,000,000

Career Earnings

$389,909,419

2021-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Chris Paul signed a 4 year , $120,000,000 contract with the Phoenix Suns, including $84,600,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $30,000,000. In 2024-25, Paul will earn a base salary of $30,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $30,000,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $120,000,000
Average Salary:
$30,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$75,000,000
Total GTD:
$84,600,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2021-22 36 $30,800,000 27.40% $30,800,000 22.55% $30,800,000 $30,800,000
2022-23 37 $28,400,000 22.97% $28,400,000 18.90% $28,400,000 $59,200,000
2023-24 38 $30,800,000 22.64% $30,800,000 18.63% $30,800,000 $90,000,000
2024-25 39 $30,000,000 21.28% $30,000,000 17.51% $30,000,000 $120,000,000
2025-26 40
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2021-22 36 $30,800,000 - - $30,800,000 27.40% $30,800,000
2022-23 37 $28,400,000 - - $28,400,000 22.97% $28,400,000
2023-24 38 $30,800,000 - - $30,800,000 22.64% $30,800,000
2024-25 39 $30,000,000 - - $30,000,000 21.28% $30,000,000
2025-26 40
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021-22 36 $30,800,000 $30,800,000 $30,800,000 $30,800,000 $30,000,000
2022-23 37 $28,400,000 $28,400,000 $59,200,000 $29,600,000 $29,733,333
2023-24 38 $30,800,000 $30,800,000 $90,000,000 $30,000,000 $30,400,000
2024-25 39 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $120,000,000 $30,000,000 $30,000,000
Contract Notes
  • 2023-24 $15,800,000 guaranteed, fully guaranteed on 6/28/23
    • est. $25,400,000 guaranteed part of PHX-WAS trade within 2022-23 league year (pending)
  • 2024-25 non-guaranteed, fully guaranteed on 6/28/24
Source: Spotrac

2018-2021 maximum

Chris Paul signed a 4 year , $159,730,592 contract with the Houston Rockets, including $159,730,592 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $39,932,648.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $159,730,592
Average Salary:
$39,932,648
GTD at Sign:
$159,730,592
Total GTD:
$159,730,592
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2013-2017 Maximum Veteran Extension

Chris Paul signed a 5 year , $107,343,477 contract with the LA Clippers, including $107,343,477 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,468,695.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $107,343,477
Average Salary:
$21,468,695
GTD at Sign:
$107,343,477
Total GTD:
$107,343,477
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2009-2012 Rookie Extension

Chris Paul signed a 4 year , $63,629,415 contract with the New Orleans Hornets, including $63,629,415 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,907,354.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $63,629,415
Average Salary:
$15,907,354
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$63,629,415
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2013 / UFA
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2005-2008 Rookie

Chris Paul signed a 4 year , $14,714,549 contract with the New Orleans Hornets, including $14,714,549 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,678,637.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $14,714,549
Average Salary:
$3,678,637
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$14,714,549
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$389,909,419

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

6 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2005 20
Active
$3,144,240
$3,144,240
ROY
2006 21
Active
$3,380,160
$6,524,400
2007 22
Active
$3,615,960
$10,140,360
All NBA (1st)
2008 23
Active
$4,574,189
$14,714,549
All NBA (2nd)
2009 24
Active
$15,000,000
$29,714,549
2010 25
Active
$14,490,152
$44,204,701
All NBA (3rd)
2011 26
Active
$13,167,648
$57,372,349
All NBA (1st)
2012 27
Active
$17,779,458
$75,151,807
All NBA (1st)
2013 28
Active
$18,668,431
$93,820,238
All NBA (1st)
2014 29
Active
$20,068,563
$113,888,801
All NBA (2nd)
2015 30
Active
$21,468,696
$135,357,497
All NBA (2nd)
2016 31
Active
Retained
$23,529,828
$3,640,344
$158,887,325
$162,527,669
2017 32
Active
$24,268,959
$186,796,628
2018 33
Active
$35,654,150
$222,450,778
2019 34
Active
$36,099,827
$258,550,605
All NBA (2nd)
2020 35
Active
$41,358,814
$299,909,419
All NBA (2nd)
2021 36
Active
$30,800,000
$330,709,419
All NBA (3rd)
2022 37
Active
$28,400,000
$359,109,419
2023 38
Active
$30,800,000
$389,909,419
Total      
$389,909,419
$389,909,419
2024 39
Active
$30,000,000
Total
$419,909,419
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2005
20
$3,144,240
$3,144,240
$3,144,240
2006
21
$3,380,160
$3,380,160
$6,524,400
2007
22
$3,615,960
$3,615,960
$10,140,360
2008
23
$4,574,189
$4,574,189
$14,714,549
2009
24
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
$29,714,549
2010
25
$14,490,152
$14,490,152
$44,204,701
2011
26
$13,167,648
$13,167,648
$57,372,349
2012
27
$17,779,458
$17,779,458
$75,151,807
2013
28
$18,668,431
$18,668,431
$93,820,238
2014
29
$20,068,563
$20,068,563
$113,888,801
2015
30
$21,468,696
$21,468,696
$135,357,497
2016
31
$22,868,828
$23,529,828
$3,640,344
$158,887,325
$162,527,669
2017
32
$24,268,959
$24,268,959
$186,796,628
2018
33
$35,654,150
$35,654,150
$222,450,778
2019
34
$36,099,827
$36,099,827
$258,550,605
2020
35
$41,358,814
$41,358,814
$299,909,419
2021
36
$30,800,000
$30,800,000
$330,709,419
2022
37
$28,400,000
$28,400,000
$359,109,419
2023
38
$30,800,000
$30,800,000
$389,909,419
Total
$385,608,075
$389,909,419
$389,909,419
2024
39
$30,000,000
$30,000,000
Total
$415,608,075
$419,909,419

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $44,204,701 - - $44,204,701
6 $114,021,624 - - $118,322,968
2 $59,923,109 - - $59,923,109
1 $36,099,827 - - $36,099,827
3 $100,558,814 - - $100,558,814
1 $30,800,000 - - $30,800,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 LAC Dec 30, 2016 - Jan 05, 2017 4 Hamstring
2016-17 LAC Jan 19, 2017 - Feb 23, 2017 14 Thumb
2017-18 HOU Oct 18, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017 14 Knee
2017-18 HOU Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017 3 Hip
2017-18 HOU Jan 30, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018 1 Groin
2017-18 HOU Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 26, 2018 3 Hamstring
2017-18 HOU Mar 30, 2018 - Apr 02, 2018 2 Hip
2017-18 HOU Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018 1 Rest
2018-19 HOU Nov 26, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 2 Hamstring
2018-19 HOU Dec 22, 2018 - Jan 26, 2019 17 Hamstring
2018-19 HOU Feb 02, 2019 - Feb 03, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 HOU Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 1 Rest
2019-20 OKC Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 27, 2020 1 Personal
2020-21 PHX Feb 08, 2021 - Feb 09, 2021 1 Hamstring
2020-21 PHX May 16, 2021 - May 16, 2021 1 Rest
2021-22 PHX Feb 24, 2022 - Mar 23, 2022 15 Thumb
2021-22 PHX Apr 06, 2022 - Apr 06, 2022 1 Injury Management
2021-22 PHX Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 1 Rest
2022-23 PHX Nov 09, 2022 - Dec 06, 2022 14 Heel
2022-23 PHX Jan 08, 2023 - Jan 21, 2023 7 Hip
2022-23 PHX Apr 07, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023 1 Rest
2022-23 PHX Apr 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 1 Rest
2023-24 GSW Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 05, 2023 2 Leg
2023-24 GSW Dec 08, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023 1 Illness
2023-24 GSW Jan 07, 2024 - Feb 26, 2024 21 Hand
  • Jul 06, 2023 Traded to Golden State (GSW) from Washington (WAS) for Jordan Poole, 2030 1st round pick [Top-20 protected] , 2027 2nd round pick, Ryan Rollins and Patrick Baldwin Jr.
  • Jun 28, 2023 Washington (WAS) fully guaranteed $30.8 million salary for 2023-24
  • Jun 18, 2023 Traded to Washington (WAS) from Phoenix (PHX) with Landry Shamet , 2024 2nd round pick, 2025 2nd round pick, 2026 2nd round pick, 2027 2nd round pick, 2028 2nd round pick, 2030 2nd round pick, 2024 1st round pick [WAS right to swap] , 2026 1st round pick [WAS right to swap] , 2028 1st round pick [WAS right to swap] , 2030 1st round pick [WAS right to swap] and $3.5 million for Bradley Beal, Jordan Goodwin and Isaiah Todd
  • Aug 06, 2021 Signed a 4 year $120 million contract with Phoenix (PHX)
  • Aug 01, 2021 Declined $44.2 million Player Option with Phoenix (PHX) for 2021-22
  • Nov 16, 2020 Traded 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]
  • Apr 29, 2019 Fined $35,000 for 'aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official' during HOU-GSW game
  • Oct 21, 2018 Suspended 2 games (forfeit $491,781) for fighting during HOU-LAL game
  • Oct 20, 2018 Fined $2,000 for ejection from HOU-LAL game
  • Jul 08, 2018 Signed a 4 year $159.7 million maximum contract with Houston (HOU)
  • Jun 28, 2017 Traded to Houston (HOU) from LA (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
  • Feb 07, 2015 Fined $25,000 for criticism of referee during LAC-CLE game
  • Jul 10, 2013 Signed a 5 year $107.3 million maximum extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
  • Dec 14, 2011 Traded 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, 2011 Exercised $17.8 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAC) for 2012-2013
  • Jul 07, 2008 Signed a 4 year $63.6 million rookie scale extension with New Orleans (NO)
  • Oct 28, 2007 New Orleans (NOH) exercised $4.5 million option for 2008-2009
  • Oct 25, 2006 New Orleans (NOH) exercised $3.615 million option for 2007-2008
  • Jul 05, 2005 Signed a 2 year $6.52 million contract wit New Orleans (NOH)
  • Jun 28, 2005 Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • Jun 28, 2005 Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#4 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Feb 11, 2011 Verbally abusing referees against New Jersey (NJ) $15,000
Nov 03, 2012 for technical foul during GSW-LAC game $2,000
Apr 25, 2013 for technical foul in LAC-MEM game (playoff) $2,000
May 03, 2013 for 2 technical fouls and ejection in LAC-MEM game (playoff) $7,000
Nov 07, 2013 for technical foul during LAC-MIA game $2,000
Nov 27, 2013 for technical foul during NYK-LAC game $2,000
Dec 28, 2013 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game $2,000
Feb 21, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game $2,000
Feb 23, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game $2,000
Mar 08, 2014 for technical foul during ATL-LAC game $3,000
Mar 17, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game $3,000
Mar 27, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game $3,000
Mar 29, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game $3,000
Apr 02, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-PHX game $3,000
Apr 24, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
May 07, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game (playoff) $2,000
May 09, 2014 for technical foul during OKC-LAC game (playoff) $4,000
Nov 05, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game $2,000
Dec 19, 2014 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game $2,000
Jan 11, 2015 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game $2,000
Feb 05, 2015 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game $2,000
Feb 07, 2015 for criticism of referee during LAC-CLE game $25,000
Mar 09, 2015 for technical foul during LAC-MIN game $2,000
Apr 28, 2015 for technical foul during SAS-LAC game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 29, 2015 for technical foul during DAL-LAC game $2,000
Nov 04, 2015 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game $2,000
Nov 27, 2015 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game $2,000
Dec 28, 2015 for technical foul during LAC-WAS game $2,000
Jan 10, 2016 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game $2,000
Jan 18, 2016 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game $3,000
Jan 22, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-NYK game $3,000
Feb 03, 2016 for technical foul during MIN-LAC game $3,000
Feb 20, 2016 for technical foul during GSW-LAC game $3,000
Mar 16, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game $3,000
Mar 23, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game $4,000
Mar 28, 2016 for technical foul during BOS-LAC game $4,000
Apr 23, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-POR game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 19, 2016 for technical foul during CHI-LAC game $2,000
Dec 07, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game $2,000
Mar 01, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game $2,000
Mar 03, 2017 for technical foul during LAC-MIL game $2,000
Mar 09, 2017 for technical foul during LAC-MEM game $2,000
Mar 13, 2017 for technical foul during LAC-UTH game $3,000
Mar 23, 2017 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game $3,000
Mar 25, 2017 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game $3,000
Apr 10, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-LAC game $3,000
Apr 25, 2017 for technical foul during UTH-LAC game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 17, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game $2,000
Dec 09, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-POR game $2,000
Dec 16, 2017 for technical foul during MIL-HOU game $2,000
Dec 29, 2017 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game $2,000
Jan 04, 2018 for technical foul during GSW-HOU game $2,000
Jan 10, 2018 for technical foul during POR-HOU game $3,000
Jan 28, 2018 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game $3,000
Mar 09, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-TOR game $3,000
Mar 15, 2018 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game $3,000
Apr 07, 2018 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game $3,000
May 02, 2018 for technical foul during UTH-HOU game (playoff) $2,000
May 06, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 20, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game $2,000
Oct 20, 2018 for ejection from HOU-LAL game $2,000
Nov 03, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-CHI game $2,000
Nov 08, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game $2,000
Nov 13, 2018 for technical foul during HOU-DEN game $2,000
Dec 27, 2018 for technical foul during BOS-HOU game $2,000
Feb 21, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game $3,000
Mar 20, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-MEM game $3,000
Apr 24, 2019 for technical foul during UTH-HOU game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 28, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 28, 2019 for ejection (two technical fouls) from HOU-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 28, 2019 for technical foul during HOU-GSW game (playoff) $3,000
Apr 29, 2019 for 'aggressively confronting and recklessly making contact with a game official' during HOU-GSW game $35,000
Jan 13, 2020 for technical foul during OKC-MIN game $2,000
Jan 20, 2020 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game $2,000
Feb 28, 2020 for technical foul during OKC-MIL game $2,000
Mar 03, 2020 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game $2,000
Aug 18, 2020 for technical foul during OKC-HOU game (playoff) $2,000
Aug 31, 2020 for technical foul during HOU-OKC game (playoff) $2,000
Jan 01, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game $2,000
Jan 30, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-DAL game $2,000
Feb 03, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-NOP game $2,000
Feb 26, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-CHI game $2,000
Mar 13, 2021 for technical foul during IND-PHX game $2,000
Mar 15, 2021 for technical foul during MEM-PHX game $3,000
Mar 21, 2021 for technical foul during LAL-PHX game $3,000
Apr 10, 2021 for technical foul during WAS-PHX game $3,000
Apr 26, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-NYK game $3,000
May 09, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-LAL game $3,000
Jun 13, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Jun 30, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-LAC game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 08, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-SAC game $2,000
Nov 14, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-HOU game $2,000
Nov 17, 2021 for technical foul during DAL-PHX game $2,000
Dec 10, 2021 for technical foul during BOS-PHX game $2,000
Dec 13, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-LAC game $2,000
Dec 21, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-LAL game $3,000
Dec 25, 2021 for technical foul during GSW-PHX game $3,000
Jan 17, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-SAS game $3,000
Feb 08, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-PHI game $3,000
Feb 16, 2022 for technical foul during HOU-PHX game $3,000
Feb 16, 2022 for technical foul during HOU-PHX game $4,000
Feb 16, 2022 for ejection (two technical fouls) from HOU-PHX game $2,000
Apr 24, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-NOP game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 26, 2022 for technical foul during NOP-PHX game (playoff) $2,000
May 06, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-DAL game (playoff) $3,000
Oct 25, 2022 for technical foul during GSW-PHX game $2,000
Dec 23, 2022 for technical foul during MEM-PHX game $2,000
Dec 28, 2022 for technical foul during PHX-WAS game $2,000
Mar 24, 2023 for technical foul during PHX-SAC game $2,000
Nov 22, 2023 for technical foul during GSW-PHX game $2,000
Nov 22, 2023 for technical foul during GSW-PHX game $2,000
Nov 22, 2023 for ejection (two technical fouls) from GSW-PHX game $2,000
Mar 13, 2024 for technical foul during GSW-DAL game $2,000
Mar 22, 2024 for technical foul during IND-GSW game $2,000
Mar 22, 2024 for technical foul during IND-GSW game $2,000
Mar 22, 2024 for ejection (two technical fouls) from IND-GSW game $4,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Oct 21, 2018 for fighting during HOU-LAL game 2 $491,781
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 GS 58 17 26.4 9.2 3.9 6.8 1.2 0.1 .441 .371 .827
2022 PHO 59 59 32.0 13.9 4.3 8.9 1.5 0.4 .440 .375 .831
2021 PHO 65 65 32.9 14.7 4.4 10.8 1.9 0.3 .493 .317 .837
2020 PHO 70 70 31.4 16.4 4.4 8.9 1.4 0.3 .499 .395 .934
2019 OKC 70 70 31.5 17.6 5.0 6.7 1.6 0.2 .489 .365 .907
2018 HOU 58 58 32.0 15.6 4.6 8.2 2.0 0.3 .419 .358 .862
2017 HOU 58 58 31.8 18.6 5.4 7.9 1.7 0.2 .460 .380 .919
2016 LAC 61 61 31.5 18.1 5.0 9.2 2.0 0.1 .476 .411 .892
2015 LAC 74 74 32.7 19.5 4.2 10.0 2.0 0.2 .462 .371 .896
2014 LAL 82 82 34.8 19.1 4.6 10.2 1.9 0.2 .485 .398 .900
2013 LAL 61 61 35.0 19.1 4.3 10.7 2.5 0.1 .468 .373 .855
2012 LAL 67 33.4 17.0 3.7 9.7 2.4 0.1 .474 .326 .884
2011 LAL 61 36.1 19.6 3.6 9.0 2.6 0.1 .482 .375 .846
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