Tilman Fertitta had his introductory press conference as the Houston Rockets owner today and I took notes. One of the hidden stories is whether Tilman is going to spring for Chris Paul to get a supermax extension worth $205 million over 5 years. In the last year, Paul would potentially earn $55 million at the age of 37.
While TIlman has stated he will rely heavily on GM Daryl Morey and CEO Tad Brown, he also made it be known he will have final say. Tillman is someone who is detail-oriented, realistic, and very self-aware so Chris Paul’s best laid plans may not result in him netting max money from the Rockets.