Clippers agree to trade PG Paul to Rockets


While it was previously reported that the Rockets had emerged as a serious contender to land Paul on the open market, Wojnarowski is now indicating that the seasoned signal caller has elected to opt in to his current contract in order to make his way to Houston. As part of the exchange, Houston will send forward Sam Dekker, point guard Patrick Beverley and shooting guard Lou Williams to L.A., along with a protected 2018 first-round draft pick. The Rockets are also giving up a 2018 first-round pick, The Vertical reports. Paul Millsap is also expected to opt-out and become an unrestricted free agent, and is another name to watch as Houston continues to shop aggressively.

Paul is a nine-time All-Star and a nine-time All-Defensive team member.

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As Chris Paul was on the verge of arranging a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets, he was able to leave the underserved community of South Los Angeles with the gift of technology before departing.

After six seasons and just as many playoff disappointments, Chris Paul's time with the Clippers appears to be over. Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Will the Rockets allow Paul, one of the best midrange shooters ever, to take long 2s even though it goes completely against the NBA's most analytically inclined offensive model?

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It will be interesting to see how good #James Harden and Chris Paul will play together, but they probably won't have issues with it as they are both unselfish. Two days earlier, Dekker had set a career high with 23 points in the Badgers' 79-72 victory over North Carolina in a Sweet 16 game at Staples Center.

Citing a source,'s Tim MacMahon reported Wednesday the Rockets "think they are getting Carmelo Anthony or Paul George". The dynamic point guard will be joining All-Star James Harden in the back court for the Rockets as they look to contend with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference.

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