I agree with your take on Paul to the Spurs, he would be perfect for that team. However, he strikes me as a guy who would take the money Everytime. And he would still pay plenty of federal tax 30-35%. The no Texas state tax would save him the 13% percent CA tax. So not counting Federal Taxes: Texas: $152 million CA: $205 million - 13% = about $25 million, so $175 million roughly. $23 million difference is about $5 million a year is s alot.