Los Angeles Clippers fans had a lot to celebrate Wednesday night, as their team suddenly became a whole lot better. The “Los Angeles Times” has reported that the Clippers have traded for arguably the best point guard currently playing in the NBA, as they traded three players plus a first round draft pick to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul. The deal will put Paul in the “City Of Angels” for the next two seasons as the veteran has agreed to pick up his option for next season on his current contract.
The Clippers did give up an extremely talented player in the deal as they have sent shooting guard Eric Gordon to the Hornets. New Orleans also received center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the first round selection of the Minnesota Timberwolves in next year’s NBA Draft. That pick is unprotected and very well may give the Hornets a Lottery pick.
The Clippers suddenly become a lot more than that “other team in L.A.” with CP-3 teaming up with the “Golden Child” of the Association, Rookie Of The Year Blake Griffin. They also signed veteran Caron Butler last week who most likely will be the starter at either small forward or at the shooting guard slot. It will be interesting to see if the Clippers make any more moves in the next few days with point guards, Eric Bledsoe, veteran Mo Williams and Paul on the roster.