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    Report: Chris Paul heads to Houston to team up with Harden after Clippers, Rockets agree to trade

    by the web
    Jun 28, 2017

    CHRIS Paul is teaming up with James Harden in Houston as the Los Angeles Clippers agreed to send the All-Star point guard to the Rockets in a trade on Wednesday morning (Wednesday night, Manila time).

    League sources told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Paul beat Wednesday’s deadline to opt in on his final year of a $24.2 million deal with the Clippers to pave the way for a deal with the Rockets.

    In exchange for Paul, the Rockets are sending Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a 2018 first-round pick (protected nos. 1-3) as well as some minor parts of the package, like non-guaranteed contracts, to the Clippers.

    By opting in, the 32-year-old Paul is eligible for a five-year, $205M extension with the Rockets, where it’s reported that he intends to sign due to his strong desire to play alongside fellow All-Star Harden.

    The Clippers stood to gain young assets as well as a draft pick instead of losing Paul to free agency for nothing.

    The nine-time All-Star and All-Defensive team member Paul averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game in 12 seasons in the NBA. 

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