LA Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

Report: Nuggets express interest in free agent point guard George Hill

Report: Nuggets express interest in free agent point guard George Hill

The Vertical reported early Wednesday that after Paul informed the Clippers he would sign as a free agent with the Houston Rockets, the teams negotiated a trade that will land the Clippers several role players and a 2018 first-round pick in exchange for the perennial All-Star. The Clippers will also get a 2018 pick and forward Sam Dekker in the deal.

The Rockets, needing to make another move to make the financials work before they can officially acquire Paul, are telling teams that they've assembled the needed pieces and the trade is headed to the league office for approval, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

However, as ESPN's Zach Lowe noted on his podcast, "The Lowe Post," the Rockets could maybe use a dose of Paul's more traditional shot selection.

Paul, 32, scored 18.1 points per game with 9.2 assists per game this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski, who also broke news about the D'Angelo Russell trade, tweeted the report on Wednesday morning. The Clippers were considered a top suitor due to Anthony's no-trade clause, in part because of the close friendship between Anthony and Paul. He managed 6.5 points, 1.0 assist and 3.7 rebounds per game.

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Paul met with the Clippers on Tuesday and didn't like what he heard from the team, sources say.

While Paul and Harden are certainly an impressive duo, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has his sights set on something bigger. J.J. Redick is reportedly out the door, and if the Clippers don't re-sign Blake Griffin, they will suddenly be very bad.

This year's National Basketball Association offseason will be one of the most exciting periods and we've already seen some huge trades. The biggest trade [VIDEO] is definitely #Chris Paul's, as he made a decision to leave the #Los Angeles Clippers after playing six years for the team.

The Rockets will become one of the league's most fascinating teams next season, combining two All-Star point guards in James Harden and Paul in the same back-court.

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