According to multiple reports, it would appear as if All-Star point guard Chris Paul, will look to opt-out of the final year of his contract but also look to remain with the LA Clippers long-term. Recent murmurs suggest that Paul be seeking the coveted “super-max” deal from the Clippers, effectively making him one of the highest paid NBA athletes of all time.
He’ll opt out of his final $24.26 million and ink a new deal with the Clippers for north of $200 million. While Knicks fan often dream of a Carmelo Anthony-Paul tandem, it’s not going to happen. Sources close to the process said that it’s already been verbally agreed to and it’s simply a function of the calendar and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement kicking in.
If Kyler is to be believed -and his credentials more than say he should- then it may be inferred that the Clippers are looking to keep their core trio of Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan intact. That would effectively create doubt over any reports of a Blake Griffin to Boston trade. It also may further diminish the odds of a potential “Banana Boat Crew” mega-team-up in the future, due to financial limitations.
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