National Basketball Association players react to the Clippers' Chris Paul trade

Chris Paul Traded To Rockets In Eight Player Deal

That's because Paul is also a superstar and also has just one year left on his contract now that he agreed to opt in and head to Houston. Now with the addition of Paul the assumption will be that Harden will go back to the shooting guard position.

Some members of the Clippers posted their farewells to Paul. Now each party involved can feel whole. That pick comes with some lottery protections of Nos. 1-3) for Paul, league sources told The Vertical.

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets Wednesday morning, officially ending "Lob City". When the Clippers chose to sign Chris Paul to a five-year contract in 2013, it appeared that the combination of Paul and Griffin could lead them to win the championship possibly.

For their part, the Clippers will reportedly meet with Griffin's agent prior to the start of free agency.

The move will be one of many attempts this off-season by a contender to build a team capable of knocking off either the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

All of this may ultimately hinge on what Griffin desires most at this point of his career.

Houston are confident the acquisition of Chris Paul alongside James Harden will help the Rockets compete with National Basketball Association juggernaut the Golden State Warriors.

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, turned 32 in May. Redick's role would rise if he were to re-sign. As it stands following the trade, the Rockets don't figure to have much cap space available. It led to resentment within the locker room, which often played out during games. It is a trade that comes across as the first domino to fall. Carmelo Anthony could be next to land in Houston as well. According to the latest Clippers rumors, what stars can the Clippers now bring in to play alongside Blake Griffin?

Until proven otherwise, though, Houston has to find a way to get by San Antonio. This bid is only because he joined the rockets in a trade deal. There could be something huge on the horizon for them.

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