Sunday , May , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Chris Paul About to Sign Maximum Extension?

Hornets owner George Shinn called Paul’s extension the organization’s top priority this offseason.

Bower has indicated the Hornets plan to offer Paul a contract for the league maximum, a five-year deal worth upward of $80 million that could keep the third-year guard in New Orleans through the 2013-14 season.

"We’ll work it all out together through Chris and his representatives," Bower said. "The great thing with Chris is he understands his priorities and his responsibilities. He’ll keep everything in the proper perspective moving through the summer." [New Orleans Times-Picayune]