CP3’s return means the Suns are built to win right now — but what does the future hold?

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What does Chris Paul’s new four-year deal mean for him and the defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns?

After declining a player option worth $44.2 million, Paul will stay with the Suns by agreeing Monday to a four-year deal worth up to $120 million, his agents, Steve Heumann and Ty Sullivan, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal gives Phoenix a bit more financial flexibility this season but could imply greater future luxury-tax payments.

With backup point guard Cameron Payne also indicating on Twitter that he’s agreed to stay with the Suns, let’s take a look at where their roster stands and what else Phoenix might look to add.

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