After Chris Paul agreed to opt-in on contract, Clippers are trading All-Star guard to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell @TheVertical— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 28, 2017
RIP Lob City
Chris Paul has been traded to the Houston Rockets. In return, the Clippers receive Patrick Beverly, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, and a top-three protected 2018 first-round pick.
Chris Paul leaving marks the end of an era in the Los Angeles basketball scene, with the generation of Clippers players all playing together (and unfortunately not making it past Round Two of the NBA Playoffs) for a short period of time.
The move to Houston means CP3 and James Harden will attempt to slay Golden State with analytical three-point chucking and a thing called variance. Will it work? We don't know, but this does shake up the Western Conference quite a bit.
The Clippers will have upwards of $70+ Million in Cap Space for the 2018 summer. The Clippers are in Los Angeles and have a new arena in the works.
The Clippers are not done this offseason, but this might tilt their decision making towards the reckless side. What does that mean for Blake Griffin?
The NBA Offseason is AWESOME.