Originally written May 05, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
The season has ended for the Los Angeles Clippers, but they have an important summer ahead of them, specifically when it comes to the future of All-Star point guard Chris Paul. A pending free agent, Paul has given no indication on whether or not he’s returning to the Clippers next season, as he told reporters – including Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles – that it’s going to take him some time to do so."All season long, it's something that I said I would address after the season and I really didn't think about it all during the season," Paul said. "The season's not even 24 hours from being over, so I really haven't thought about it. The craziest thing is that this season is over. I still haven't got that wrapped around my brain."Paul had an opportunity to sign a three-year, $60 million contract extension with the Clippers last year, but he refused to do so. Now he’ll have a chance to sign a five-year deal worth $108 million as an unrestricted free agent.The Clippers have built something in Los Angeles, and that has a lot to do with Paul. While the All-Star has talent surrounding him – none bigger than Blake Griffin – he said that the opportunity to win a championship and play well into June will be a big factor in where he signs this offseason.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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