Paul will get four or five-year deal with Rockets

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Chris Paul will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to re-sign with the Houston Rockets.

For how many years has yet to be determined.

According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, it's unknown if Paul will get a four or five-year deal to stay in Houston.

The Rockets are slated to have $85.1 million on the books for next season, with the NBA salary cap projected to be around $101 million for the 2018-19 season.

In his first year with the Rockets, Paul averaged 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.9 assists while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 38.0 percent from three. He finally advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time in his career, but it was cut short, as the All-Star suffered a hamstring injury in Game 5 and was forced to miss Game 6 and 7.

The injury proved to be costly, as Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors in seven games.

Paul is reportedly looking for a max contract from the Rockets, who are basically out of the LeBron James sweepstakes now that James has opted out of his contract.