The Clippers called point guard Chris Paul as soon as the free-agency period opened Sunday at 9:01 p.m., but nothing was agreed to that night, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
But the officials said Paul is going to re-sign with the Clippers.
The Clippers will offer Paul a maximum five-year deal worth 107.3 million.
Paul, an unrestricted free agent, can't sign his contract until July 10 when the NBA lifts its moratorium on free-agent signings.
The plan was for Doc Rivers, the Clippers' new coach and senior vice president of basketball operations, to represent the team by showing up at Paul's home right when the free-agency period opened, the NBA officials said.
But Paul attended the BET awards show earlier Sunday and was unable to meet with Rivers.
Paul will earn 18.7 million in the first year of his proposed new deal.
Paul, who could have signed a maximum four-year deal for 79.7 million with another team, didn't talk to any ...