NBA Free Agency: Clippers Extend Blake Griffin, Chris Paul Turns Down Deal

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The L.A. Times has reported first that Blake Griffin has accepted a five-year contract extension that can pay him as much as $95 million. This will kick in after next season. It's no surprise that the Clippers and Blake have mutually agreed to this. This won't be official until July 11th when teams can officially sign players.

In the meantime, Chris Paul turned down a 3-year deal worth $60 million. This should be no surprise to those who have been following the current CBA. If Paul waits until next year when he's a free agent, he can get a 5 year, $108 million deal. And only the Clippers can pay him that money as he'll get about 30 million less signing for another team.

Still, while the Clippers have secured Blake Griffin's services, Clipper fans will still be nervous about Chris Paul signing elsewhere next season.

Anyway, Blake Griffin will be a Clipper until 2018 at the longest.

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