NBA player Chris Paul left LA Clippers and joined the Houston Rockets in an ambitious trade on Wednesday. The Rockets acquired Paul, but it cost the team a bunch of players, the top 3 2018 first-round pick, and a $661,000 cash consideration. Since he costs this much, many are wondering what the trade’s effect on the Chris Paul net worth will be.
The nine-time All-Star previously expressed his dream to play with Rockets’ star player James Harden. Doc Rivers, the Clippers coach and President of Basketball Operations, said it is Paul’s main and only reason for leaving. However, ESPN cited sources saying Paul and Rivers’ relationship had deteriorated since the team acquired River’s son, Austin, during the 2015-16 season.
“He left because he wanted to be with James Harden. Let’s not get that twisted. I wish him well. I have no problem with that. Do I disagree? Yeah, I think he would have been better served here. But that’s not for me. That’s [for] CP to decide, and he decided against that,” Rivers said. See Paul’s tweet about the trade below.
Chris Paul Net Worth
Prior to the start of the 2013–14 NBA season, Paul inked a five-year contract worth approximately $107 million with the Clippers. According to Forbes Magazine, the 32-year-old NBA superstar is due to receive $24.3 million for the 2017-18 season if he did not leave the Clippers.
Since Houston acquired Paul in a trade, he is eligible for a five-year deal worth an estimated $205 million from his new team after the 2017-18 season. He can opt out and sign with a team other than the Clippers in free agency. If he does, the most that team could offer him is a four-year deal worth just more than $152 million.
Celebrity Net Worth put the Chris Paul net worth this year at $75 million from the NBA and his endorsement earnings. Forbes, however, has a different figure. The site put his net worth at $30.9 million which placed him at the No. 9 spot in Forbes’ NBA’s Highest-Paid Players this year. His NBA salary is stated at $22.9 million and $8 million from off-court income.
The list of NBA’s Highest-Paid Players 2017 was released in February. The former Clippers’ point guard is also at the No. 34 spot in Forbes’ 2017 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes Earnings.
Chris Paul Endorsements
Paul’s most recent endorsement is with Spalding. He was also chosen to endorse commercial brands such as Nike’s Team Jordan brand, Right Guard deodorant, and Powerade sports drinks. Paul also made marketing promos for State Farm, Panini, FanDuel, Kaiser Permanente, and Tencent.
Paul will play for his third franchise, the Houston Rockets, in the next season of NBA. Experts see his decision to leave the Clippers as a better chance for him to get through to the Conference Finals and possibly to the NBA Finals.
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Unbelievable amount of emotions right now.. pic.twitter.com/1FB7ade7uC
— Chris Paul (@CP3) June 28, 2017