Rockets to acquire Chris Paul in blockbuster sign-and

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The Los Angeles Clippers will trade point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, as first reported by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 32-year-old Paul has notably spent the last six seasons as a member of the Clippers after originally breaking into the league back in 2005-06 as a member of the New Orleans Hornets.

June 28, 2017Can confirm Rockets land Chris freaking Paul from Clipps for Pat Beverley, Pat Decker, Lou Williams & 2018 1st rounder. If the nine-time All-Star had opted out and signed with a team other than the Clippers in free agency, the most a team could have offered was a four-year deal worth just more than $152 million. With Harden's move to point guard last season, Paul's role will probably be a bit different than it has been in Los Angeles.

The son of the Clippers coach/personnel guru has been on the team for the past three seasons serving as Paul's backup and evolving from a bad player to an average one. He was team's best player, but the Clippers couldn't achieve any success in the postseason, which is the biggest reason why Paul chose to leave. Eaves pointed out that this gives Paul more flexibility to potentially team up with James after next season if he so chooses, and that the Clippers could be that destination, as long as Doc Rivers is gone.

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LA Clippers star Chris Paul is headed to Houston, it has emerged in a sensational turn of events. Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Instead of getting nothing in the deal, the Clippers and Paul agreed on his $24.2 million option and he was promptly traded for a bounty of assets. He now joins NBA MVP runner-up James Harden in Houston's high-powered offense.

Paul was set to become a free agent, and reportedly informed teams he would sign with the Rockets.

Citing a source, ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon reported Wednesday the Rockets "think they are getting Carmelo Anthony or Paul George".

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