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All-Star PG Chris Paul to stay with LA Clippers

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 11:20 a.m. CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed.

Paul posted a message on his Twitter account in the mornint, saying “I’M IN!!!” #CLIPPERNATION

Paul led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay is the second big victory for the longtime losers in this offseason, following the signing of Doc Rivers as their new coach.

Paul can earn about $108 million over five years with the Clippers. The deal can’t be signed until July 10, after next season’s salary cap is set.