Chris Paul set to remain with Rockets, reports say

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The Houston Rockets wasted no time in locking up their franchise point guard on a long-term deal.

The deal will keep the Rockets' starting backcourt of Paul and reigning Most Valuable Player James Harden signed through the 2022-23 season.

Paul of course injured his hamstring in the final minute of game five of the western conference finals against the eventual champion Golden State Warriors. For now, the Rockets are content to have Paul back in the fold.

Paul never considered leaving the Rockets in free agency, league sources said.

Last season was Paul's first in Houston after coming over in a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekkar, Montrezl Harrell and three others.

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Paul is going into his 14th season in the league, during which he'll be 34 years old. In his career, Paul is averaging 18.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.8 assists in 892 games. The Rockets understandably haven't made a can't-refuse offer to Capela yet because of those tax worries, but there is also no indication thus far that a team out there is on the brink of luring him out of Houston.

In another piece of business, the Rockets were also lucky to land high-flyer Gerald Green on a veteran minimum's salary of $2.4 million.

The Lakers are interested in Clint Capela.

Capela has started 133 games over the last two seasons.