Chris Paul’s representatives are saying that he will re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.
Sources: Chris Paul’s reps telling opposing teams not to bother pursuing him on July 1 bc he’ll re-sign with Clippers
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 30, 2013
Change was in store for the Clippers after the season ended. They parted ways with head coach Vinny Del Negro and after an interesting few days of negotiations with the Boston Celtics, brought on Doc Rivers as their new head coach.
The NBA is a player’s league and teams make moves and decisions like this to please their stars. Such is likely the case with Paul and the Clippers.
There has for a long time been grumblings about Paul possibly teaming up with Dwight Howard somewhere when this summer’s free agency arrived. The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks are two of the popular teams associated with the two.
Howard didn’t exactly have the most stellar last season and the most certain future for Paul, and being able to compete for a title, is in Los Angeles with the Clippers.
The West is up for grabs right now. The defending champion San Antonio Spurs will have a hard time matching last year’s season. The Oklahoma City Thunder are somewhat of a question mark in the post-James Harden era.
The Clippers appear to be on the rise if they re-sign Paul. They’ll have Paul and Griffin locked up for years and a new head coach in Rivers that promises to be an upgrade from VDN.
Free agency will begin at 12:01 a.m. EST Monday, July 1. We will find out shortly after what the future has in store for Paul and the Clippers.