HOUSTON (FOX 26) - According to NBA sources the Rockets expect to sign free agent guard Chris Paul to a four-year maximum contract worth about $160 million.
And Saturday night Paul Tweeted "Unfinished business...Run it back."
He missed the final two games of the Western Conference Finals because of a hamstring injury.
The Rockets firmly believe, that had Paul been healthy, they could have beaten Golden State and advanced to the NBA Finals instead of losing in seven games to the Warriors, who went on to win it all again.
Paul played and started in 58 games this past season for the Rockets, averaging 18.6 points, 7.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds (second-best rebounding average of his career) and 1.7 steals.
When Paul, NBA Most Valuable Player James Harden and (restricted free agent ) Clint Capela all played this past season (including the postseason) the Rockets were a remarkable 53-7.