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Boston Herald

Beverley brings defensive mind to Clippers

LOS ANGELES — Patrick Beverley was first in line among all the newest Clippers to walk into an introductory news conference.Then Beverley, who was dealt to the Clippers in a six-player trade that sent Chris Paul to Houston, stopped on a dime and allowed the five others to walk onto the stage first.He will not, however, take a back seat to Paul, a nine-time All-Star. When Beverley was asked about replacing Paul, his response was short and strong.Let me get this out of the way: Im not Chris Paul, Beverley said. I reiterate, I am not Chris Paul. Understand, he is not me either.And that was...

Boston Herald

Go West, young man: NBA stars cluster in Western Conference

LAS VEGAS — As star after star headed West this summer either in free agency or via trade, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers became more and more bewildered.I think Gordon Haywards the smartest one. He got out of town, Rivers said, referring to the All-Stars move from Utah to Boston. He went to the East. I really dont understand the logic of this. It is what it is. Its just going to be a harder conference, if thats possible.Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Paul Millsap were all All-Stars in the Eastern Conference last season who will play in the West next season. Chris Paul chose to leave...

Sun Herald

Knicks working on Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios with Rockets, report says

Carmelo Anthony could soon be joining his good friend Chris Paul in Houston. The Knicks and Rockets are working on Anthony trade scenarios, according to an ESPN report on Wednesday. …

Los Angeles Daily News

Clippers sign point guard Milos Teodosic

The Clippers officially added star European point guard Milos Teodosic#xa0;on Monday, signing the 30-year-old to a contract that a source last week said was worth $12.3 million over two years, with a player option in the second year.Teodosic, who in 13 seasons overseas has played in his native Serbia, Greece and Russia, will compete for the starting point guard position with Patrick Beverley, who was acquired in the Chris Paul trade late last month.

Boston Herald

Clippers acquire Danilo Gallinari in deal involving Nuggets, Hawks

DENVER — The Los Angeles Clippers acquired sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta on Thursday.In the swap, Los Angeles sent Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone, cash considerations and a protected 2018 first-round pick to the Hawks. The Nuggets receive a 2019 second-round pick from Atlanta.Gallinari joins a Clippers team that recently traded Chris Paul to Houston, but agreed to a five-year deal with Blake Griffin. Los Angeles also has DeAndre Jordan in the frontcourt.The 28-year-old Gallinari was selected by New York with the...

Orange County Register

Clippers close to acquiring Danilo Gallinari in 3-team sign-and-trade with Nuggets, Hawks

When Chris Paul bolted for Houston, the general sentiment around the NBA was he slammed the franchise’s championship window on his way out. But then the Clippers coaxed Blake Griffin to stay on a maximum contract, and on Monday night, the Clippers were close to another free agency win, finalizing a three-team sign-and-trade deal that […]

CSN Bay Area

Chris Paul recruited Andre Iguodala to Rockets

Last Wednesday, the Rockets acquired Chris Paul in a trade with the Clippers.On Saturday morning, Houston met with Andre Iguodala.And according to Daryl Morey, Paul was a part of the contingent that tried to pry Iguodala away from Golden State.

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers report: As free agency opens, Cavs enter ‘weapons race’ without assets to add more

With the Los Angeles Clippers’ trade of Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets Wednesday, the Cavaliers’ path to another championship got more congested.And that was days before the start of NBA free agency.“It’s a weapons race in the NBA and you’re either in the weapons race or on the sidelines,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said, per NBA.com, after he added Paul to a roster already led by MVP runner-up James Harden.On the surface, the Cavs have plenty of weapons in LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. But the Rockets may not be through stocking up. The Boston Celtics,...

CSN New England

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does the Chris Paul trade affect the Celtics?

om Curran, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Rockets acquiring Chris Paul and how that trade can actually have an affect on the Celtics plans.

CSN Bay Area

Rockets GM: Chris Paul trade 'gives us a real shot' vs NBA juggernauts

The Rockets are going all in on chasing the Warriors in the West and GM Daryl Morey believes they're on track with the arrival of Chris Paul.

Los Angeles Times

NBA executives talk about the Chris Paul trade, and the 'T' word enters the conversation

NBA teams aren’t allowed to begin negotiating with free-agent players until 9 p.m. PDT on Friday. So how was it that Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Tuesday, three days before that window was to open, that he wanted to join the Houston Rockets? The question was posed to several team executives...

Los Angeles Daily News

Whicker: The trade didn't lie - Chris Paul shouldn't have been here

They shouldn't have had Chris Paul in the first place. On Wednesday the Clippers donated him to Houston, their trophy case remarkably undisturbed. You know how NBA players say "The ball don't lie" when the guy they didn't really foul misses a foul shot. It's an expression popularized by Rasheed Wallace, among others.

Los Angeles Times

Patrick Beverley excited to be a Clipper and he's ready to help recruit Blake Griffin

There was much excitement in Patrick Beverley’s voice when he talked about being a part of the trade that sent him to the Clippers from Houston along with six other players in exchange for Chris Paul. And there was his trademark toughness during his interview Thursday with The Times. “I’m coming...

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Isaiah Thomas gives recruiting a try

The biggest offseason trade of 2017 (so far) hadn’t even been announced yet, free agency was still four days away, and Isaiah Thomas had already launched a fresh social media blitz.Yesterday’s trade of Chris Paul to Houston for a chorus line of role players and a 2018 first-round draft pick turned the Celtics guard’s thoughts immediately to another Clippers free agent and secondary Celtics target — power forward Blake Griffin.Thomas went on Instagram to post the following caption next to a group photo of the now-former Clippers big three — Paul, Griffin and DeAndre...

Deseret Morning News

How the Chris Paul trade affects the Utah Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster trade. It will have implications on the...

Inquisitr

Chris Paul Launches With The Houston Rockets Via Trade

Chris Paul is headed to the Houston Rockets. Paul will join the Rockets via a trade where the Los Angeles Clippers will trade the superstar point guard to the Rockets in a multi-player deal. The trade is expected to become official soon. The news of the Los Angeles Clippers agreeing to trade Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets was originally broken by Yahoo Sport’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is a deal between the Clippers and Rockets that has several layers to it. According to Wojnarowski, Chris Paul had informed the Los Angeles Clippers that he was going to sign with the Houston Rockets....

CSN Bay Area

Report: Austin Rivers played major role in Chris Paul losing faith in Doc

Before the Clippers and Rockets reportedly agreed to a trade that will send Chris Paul to Houston, the nine-time All-Star informed the Clippers he was

New York Post

Chris Paul’s hatred of Doc Rivers led to Clippers exit

Chris Paul wasn’t happy with family coming before team. Paul’s decision to sign with the Rockets — forcing the Clippers to trade him after he opted into the final year of his contract — stemmed from his frustration with coach and team president Doc Rivers favoring son Austin, according to ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and former...

Sports Illustrated

Chris Paul sends heartfelt thanks to Clippers fans after trade to Rockets

Chris Paul said thank you to Clippers fans after six seasons in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times

Here's a look at who the Clippers will get from the Chris Paul trade

Here’s a look at the key players the Clippers will acquire in the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets: Sam Dekker, 6-9, 230-pound small forward A former first-round pick from Wisconsin who essentially redshirted his rookie season while dealing with a back injury, Dekker flashed potential...

Sports Illustrated

Trade Grades: Rockets Join Superteam Arms Race With Chris Paul

How will Chris Paul and James Harden fit together in Houston? To put it one word: Beautifully.

Trail Blazers Insider | CSN Northwest

Tim Quarterman traded to Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are having a very active Wednesday, first with the trade of Chris Paul, then for a Portland Trail Blazer. And they appear

Los Angeles Times

NBA players react to the Clippers' Chris Paul trade

Social media saw lots of reaction Wednesday from one of the day’s big NBA stories — the Clippers trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and others. According to The Times’ Broderick Turner, Paul informed the Clippers during a meeting...

The Republican

After Chris Paul, is Paul George also in Houston Rockets' plans? How pursuit could impact Boston Celtics

If the Houston Rockets have turned their sights toward Paul George, as some reports suggest, the Boston Celtics could have some competition on the trade market.

Los Angeles Clippers trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

The Clippers reportedly will trade Chris Paul to the Rockets in a four-player trade after Paul informed L.A. he was going to sign with Houston. - Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nbcsports - Follow us on Twitter: @NBCSports - Follow us on

Inquisitr

NY Knicks Rumors: Carmelo Anthony To Join James Harden, Paul For New NBA Super Team?

In a day where Phil Jackson has been fired, now more NY Knicks rumors have popped up regarding NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony. The latest speculation is that ‘Melo is considering leaving his current NBA squad to join up with the Houston Rockets. The team, which already features this past season’s NBA MVP candidate James Harden as part of its lineup, added Clippers star Chris Paul via a trade on Wednesday. Now it appears they could add the longtime Knicks All-Star to the mix as well if things work out in Carmelo’s favor in the Big Apple.Click here to continue and read more...