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Chris Paul led the Thunder to the fifth-seed this season, much higher than most fans predicted, and now is faced with a big decision. Paul has the choice to stay with the Thunder after the next season and opt-in to the rest of his contract or test free agency by opting out.
Chris Paul told Mike Hamilton of USA TODAY SPORTS that he will be giving the power to Thunder General Manager, Sam Presti, to make the descision.
“I don’t control that”… “Sam Presti has been amazing this year and Oklahoma was amazing, obviously we’ll see what happens this summer or whatnot. It’s nice to be here and be close to my family. I think for me, I’m gonna let everything play out, see what happens, but I’m in a good place. I wish we could’ve kept advancing in the playoffs, but I don’t have no plans of opting out no time soon, neither.”
If Paul was to opt-in to the rest of his contract, he would be making over 40 million a year for the next two years, but it is only up to time to tell what is going to happen.