Clippers Trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

by June 28, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a trade that will send Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.

In return for Paul, the Rockets will send Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, a 2018 top-three protected draft pick and $661,000 in cash.

In addition, the Rockets will send DeAndre Liggins (Mavs) and Darrun Hilliard (Pistons) via trades for cash considerations.

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.

As was previously reported, Rockets star James Harden had been actively recruiting Paul to join forces with him in Houston.

After news of the trade broke, CP3’s good friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wished Paul luck in his new city.

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.

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 comprehensiveĀ CP3-to-Houston tweetcap.

NBA Players React to Chris Paul Trade to Rockets