Chris Paul wanted to be a Knick. The Knicks wanted Chris Paul to be a Knick. Unfortunately, thanks to some bad timing, the salary cap situation never worked out between the 2 parties. The Knicks signing of Tyson Chandler signaled a commitment to interior defense that cost them a reasonable shot of acquiring the All-Star Point Guard.
Sources are indicating that Paul’s representatives have told other teams not to bother contacting the superstar out of Wake Forest once free agency begins, telling all interested GM’s that CP3 is off the market. Chris Paul, by all indications, will remain a Clipper.
Was this Paul’s first choice? Probably not. But it was the most attractive option on the table for CP3. The acquisition of Doc Rivers seemingly sealed the deal. Move on, Knicks fans.
The Clippers and Celtics have agreed upon a trade that will send Celtics coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles. Details are still being released, but it appears that in exchange for their highly acclaimed coach, Boston will receive a 2015 first-round pick. Sources have suggested that this deal will highly increase (and some have even used the word “guarantee”) the chances that Chris Paul will stay with the Clippers. -Tommy Rothman