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RUMOR: Thunder’s Chris Paul would need to decline $44 million player option to facilitate trade to Heat

If Chris Paul really wants to start the 2019-20 season on the Miami Heat, he might have to decline his 2021-22 player option worth $44,211,146. Paul is widely expected to begin the upcoming season on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Heat are said to be interested in acquiring Paul, but they aren’t aggressively pursuing a […] The post RUMOR: Thunder’s Chris Paul would need to decline $44 million player option to facilitate trade to Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chris Paul's numbers with James Harden on the bench were very CP3-like | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Jorge Sedano and Tim MacMahon take a look at Chris Paul and what he could do for the Oklahoma City Thunder now that he could start the season in OKC. They also discuss Brooklyn Nets' forward Kevin Durant and his rehab from a torn Achilles.

Chris Paul was one of the NBA's most powerful players. Now he's stuck. - Rachel Nichols | The Jump

In her daily monologue, Rachel Nichols discusses the situation with Chris Paul, who despite being the president of the National Basketball Players Association, is stuck on the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded from the Houston Rockets for Russell W

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NBA Rumors: Chris Paul Probably Staying With Thunder, Woj Says

The blockbuster trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder was reported on over a week ago but only officially announced this week. And since then, Paul has been the subject of rumors of another trade. However, according to a new report, it doesn’t appear now that the Thunder are able to find a trade partner for Paul, and the veteran point guard is likely to at least begin the new NBA season in Oklahoma City. Adrian Wojnarowski reported for ESPN Wednesday that while the Thunder have engaged in trade talks involving Paul, those...

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NBA Rumors: Miami Heat ‘Most Obvious Choice’ To Acquire Chris Paul From OKC Thunder, Per ‘Sports Illustrated’

After two seasons, the Houston Rockets decided to break the explosive backcourt duo of Chris Paul and James Harden. In a blockbuster deal, the Rockets traded Paul, two future first-round picks (2024 and 2026), and the rights to two first-round swaps (2021 and 2025) to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook. The Rockets pushed through with the trade to give James Harden a younger superstar teammate to maximize his championship window. Meanwhile, the deal allowed the Thunder to have a new point guard while acquiring future draft picks that will enable them to speed up the...

Bradley Beal reportedly is in the Miami Heat's sights | The Jump

Amin Elhassan, Nick Friedell and Tim MacMahon discuss the future trade possibilities for the Miami Heat now that Chris Paul is (at least temporarily) staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder, with the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal in their sights, accord

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Patrick Beverley thinks Russell Westbrook, James Harden will work in Houston

Los Angeles Clippers guard and former Houston Rocket Patrick Beverley thinks the Russell Westbrook-James Harden pairing in Houston is going to work. The Rockets acquired Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster trade. Houston sent Chris Paul and draft picks to OKC. Beverley, who doesn’t have the best relationship with Westbrook, is happy […] The post Patrick Beverley thinks Russell Westbrook, James Harden will work in Houston appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: OKC doesn’t want to surrender draft compensation to trade Chris Paul

If the Oklahoma City Thunder continue driving such a hard bargain, Chris Paul may remain with the team far longer than anyone anticipated. In a story indicating the Thunder’s inability to find attractive trade offers for Paul and willingness to play out the 2019-20 season with him on the roster, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted that […] The post Report: OKC doesn’t want to surrender draft compensation to trade Chris Paul appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Chris Paul expected to start season with Thunder as trade talks fail to materialize

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul onto a new destination are parked and Paul is expected to start the 2019-20 season with the Thunder. OKC has been working with Paul and his representatives on finding a trade, but nothing is materializing so deep into summer free agency, sources said. […] The post Report: Chris Paul expected to start season with Thunder as trade talks fail to materialize appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

No Market for Chris Paul

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Rockets for Chris Paul, and they were expected to re-direct Paul to another team in a trade that adds onto their already historic stockpile of draft assets. But that trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, doesn’t appear to be happening...

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Rumor: ‘Almost no appetite’ for final year of Chris Paul’s contract

The Oklahoma City Thunder received Chris Paul in the blockbuster trade that sent franchise star Russell Westbrook out of OKC, but to complete this planned rebuild, the organization must first move Paul to its next destination. Despite hopes that a move can get done by the start of the 2019-20 season, the Thunder have had […] The post Rumor: ‘Almost no appetite’ for final year of Chris Paul’s contract appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Thunder’s Sam Presti comments on getting Chris Paul, picks in Russell Westbrook trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets pulled off what initially seemed like an impossible trade to once again jumpstart what has been an incredibly action-packed offseason. With All-NBA point guard Russell Westbrook heading from Oklahoma City to Houston, the Thunder most notably received fellow All-Star point guard Chris Paul in return. However, the plot […] The post Thunder’s Sam Presti comments on getting Chris Paul, picks in Russell Westbrook trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Chris Paul Expected to Start Season With Thunder After Trade Talks Stall

The Thunder's attempts to trade Paul have reportedly stalled in recent days.

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3 biggest NBA offseason takeaways for the Rockets

The Houston Rockets were having an uncharacteristically quiet offseason until late last week, when they swung a blockbuster trade that sent Chris Paul and draft picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook. It was an odd trade, to say the least, but you just knew the Rockets couldn’t detached from the offseason festivities. […] The post 3 biggest NBA offseason takeaways for the Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Hornets not interested in Chris Paul trade due to contract, redundancy with Terry Rozier

When speculations about Chris Paul not staying in Oklahoma City Thunder started making rounds on social media, one would think that the Charlotte Hornets would be interested in trading for the former All-Star. After all, they just lost an All-Star of their own in Kemba Walker. Apparently, not even the Hornets are interested in absorbing […] The post Hornets not interested in Chris Paul trade due to contract, redundancy with Terry Rozier appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Chris Paul’s preference is to play for Heat, who want their 2021, 2023 draft picks back from Thunder

Chris Paul’s preference is reportedly to be traded to the Miami Heat, who want their 2021 and 2023 draft picks back from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade for Paul, according to multiple reports. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports Paul wants to play for the Heat, while Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald adds […] The post Report: Chris Paul’s preference is to play for Heat, who want their 2021, 2023 draft picks back from Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Rockets players were shocked when Houston traded Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook

While rumors pertaining to Chris Paul’s impending exit from the Houston Rockets were already rumbling as soon as the team lost to the Golden State Warriors in this past season’s Western Conference Semifinals, his recent trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder apparently still came as a shock for most of his Rockets teammates. According to […] The post Report: Rockets players were shocked when Houston traded Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Rumors: Former Knicks Teammate Reveals Main Reason Why Carmelo Anthony Is Still A Free Agent

It has been eight months since Carmelo Anthony played his last game in the NBA. After failing to build good chemistry with James Harden and Chris Paul earlier in the 2018-19 NBA season, the Houston Rockets decided to trade Anthony to the Chicago Bulls who didn’t let him play a single game and ended up waiving him in February. After becoming an unrestricted free agent, Anthony is expected to join a team where he has a strong chance of winning his first NBA championship title.Click here to continue and read more...

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The trade the Heat need to make for Chris Paul

Surely it’d be a challenge, but if the Miami Heat want to be competitive during the 2019-20 NBA season, trading for veteran point guard Chris Paul is definitely an answer. After signing-and-trading for four-time All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, the Heat are “hard-capped” following the dried ink of Butler’s four-year max contract. That makes trading for […] The post The trade the Heat need to make for Chris Paul appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Rumors: Possible Reason Why Rockets Traded Chris Paul To Thunder Revealed By ‘Yahoo Sports’

Earlier this week, yet another blockbuster trade took place in the NBA offseason, as the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder swapped point guards in a deal that will send Chris Paul to the Thunder and Russell Westbrook to the Rockets. Much like how this transaction took place shortly after rumors started hinting that Westbrook may be the next Thunder superstar after Paul George to be traded, the deal also came on the heels of reports hinting at friction between Paul and his erstwhile Rockets backcourt partner, James Harden. In a report published on Friday, Yahoo Sports‘ Vincent...

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Report: Thunder fine keeping Chris Paul if he’s willing to stay

When the Oklahoma City Thunder made a blockbuster deal to send franchise point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets, general manager Sam Presti was ensuring that he would get even more future value to add on to all the first-round picks he acquired in the Paul George trade. Simultaneously, the Thunder would have to […] The post Report: Thunder fine keeping Chris Paul if he’s willing to stay appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chris Paul’s future after Rockets is murky

After he was shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook, the future for Chris Paul now seems more uncertain than ever. Where does the future Hall of Famer end up? Thursday night, the Houston Rockets pulled off a blockbuster deal that has the potential to go down as the most significant trade in franchise history. They acquired nine-time All-Star and 2017 MVP winner Russell Westbrook in exchange for multiple first-round picks that will go through the summer of 2026. In addition to trading away a big chunk of their future, the Rockets also included Chris Paul in...

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Kenyon Martin Stands By Chris Paul Criticism After Thunder-Rockets Trade

Martin has previously questioned Chris Paul's reputation as a teammate and stood by his take.

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Report: Heat doing due diligence on Chris Paul trade, but not aggressively pursuing one

The Miami Heat are reportedly doing its due diligence on Chris Paul, but there is no aggressive pursuit on the Heat’s part to acquire the All-Star point guard, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Houston Rockets traded Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the blockbuster Russell Westbrook trade. The Heat were […] The post Report: Heat doing due diligence on Chris Paul trade, but not aggressively pursuing one appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Analysis: Roster-building is never done. So what might be next for the Jazz?

Thursday evening’s news of the Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul trade — another improbable blockbuster in a summer already chockablock full of them — is but the latest reminder that roster-building in professional sports is a job that never actually gets completed.

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Chris Broussard is not a fan of the Russell Westbrook trade for Rockets

One of the craziest offseasons in NBA history got even wilder Thursday when Russell Westbrook was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and future first-round picks. Immediately, pundits began breaking down the trade and questioning the effect on the Rockets. Some said it would work and […] The post Chris Broussard is not a fan of the Russell Westbrook trade for Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chris Broussard admits Rockets ‘got more talented’ after trade for Russell Westbrook

FOX Sports analyst Chris Broussard believes the Houston Rockets are going to be scary with the addition of former Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook. The Rockets traded for Westbrook in exchange for Chris Paul and multiple first-round picks and swaps. The deal reunited Russ with former OKC teammate James Harden in Houston, who now […] The post Chris Broussard admits Rockets ‘got more talented’ after trade for Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 reasons the Thunder made the right Russell Westbrook trade

The biggest question being raised in the advent of the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade deal between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder is how Westbrook will co-exist with James Harden in Houston. This is definitely a valid concern, considering these two are the league’s top two guys in terms of usage rate. However, […] The post 3 reasons the Thunder made the right Russell Westbrook trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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What does the Russell Westbrook trade mean for the Thunder long-term?

It’s the end of an era in Oklahoma City, as the Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and a couple of draft picks. It’s hard to envision Westbrook wearing another uniform, but the time had clearly come for the two sides to part ways as OKC looks to being […] The post What does the Russell Westbrook trade mean for the Thunder long-term? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Analysis: Westbrook, Harden will need to change their games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won't be that easy. They've both changed since those days. But here they are, together again after the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to trade Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and another load of draft picks that Sam Presti is collecting in the same way that sneakerheads hoard vintage pairs of Jordans. On the surface, it's a shiny move for Houston — two of the last three NBA MVPs, the two guys with the...

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Can the Russell Westbrook-James Harden pairing work in Houston?

The Houston Rockets were one of the quietest teams in the NBA this offseason up until Thursday night, when they swung a trade to land Russell Westbrook, sending Chris Paul and some draft picks back to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return. Westbrook will now be reunited with James Harden, his teammate of three years […] The post Can the Russell Westbrook-James Harden pairing work in Houston? appeared first on ClutchPoints.