Lakers will meet with Clint Capela

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Paul's absence in games six and seven of the playoff series against Golden State will long be argued as the reason that Houston couldn't close out and make it to the finals, but Rockets fans will be delighted that their star point guard will seemingly be back for the foreseeable future. Also, Phoenix signed former Rockets forward Trevor Ariza to a 1-year, $15 million deal, which basically used up their remaining cap room.

When Chris Paul joined the Houston Rockets last season by opting into the final year of his contract and agreeing to be dealt to Houston, the understanding all along was he would follow that up by signing an extremely lucrative deal this offseason to remain with Houston.

Paul is certainly excited to be staying put.

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The 33-year-old reportedly never considered leaving, despite the odd rumour that he could look to link up with longtime friend LeBron James elsewhere.

TNT's David Aldridge reported Sunday that the Lakers will have a meeting with Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, who's a restricted free agent.

Capela seemingly benefited from Paul's arrival, as he played a role similar to what DeAndre Jordan did with Paul in L.A.

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Last season, the Rockets were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and they finished with the NBA's best record at 65-17.

The Rockets can sign Paul to a max contract worth $205 million over five seasons, and they can match any offer made to Capela.

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