After opting into his contract with the Clippers, Chris Paul is headed to play alongside maybe the best 2-guard in the NBA. That’s right, today the Clippers completed a sign-and-trade with the Houston Rockets, which will send Chris Paul to Houston for Patrick Beverly, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a 2018 1st round pick. This comes after Paul was set to hit free agency and the Clippers saw that he was going to walk. The Clippers took advantage of the opportunity to get some sort of compensation for Paul even if it doesn’t seem like much. Beverly will bring it every night and we already know Lou Williams can go for 20 on any given night and if given the opportunity Sam Dekker could be a good shooter in this league. With that being said none of them are nowhere near the caliber of player at their respective positions as a Chris Paul, but at least they won’t be left with crumbs.
Now I am wanting to see how Steve Balmer and company bounce back. Will they lock-in on bringing back Blake Griffin and possibly trading their newly acquired 1st round pick, plus Lou Williams, and other assets for Paul George? I’m not sure but there are several possibilities out there for the Clippers franchise and they could either be very good or all-time low bad! We shall see, stay tuned!
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