In addition, the Rockets will send DeAndre Liggins (Mavs) and Darrun Hilliard (Pistons) via trades for cash considerations.
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
Paul reportedly opted-in to the final $24.4 million of his contract on Wednesday and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2017
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 28, 2017
Speculation began almost immediately that the Rockets aren’t done making moves.
As Wizards guard Brandon Jennings noted on twitter, the trade could clear the way for Carmelo Anthony to join the Rockets.
If they get Melo they might score 170pts a night. Melo just gotta be Olympic Melo
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) June 28, 2017
NBA players around the League had plenty to say about the blockbuster trade.
Be sure to check out players’ up-to-the-minute reactions in our comprehensive CP3-to-Houston tweetcap.