That’s right — Chris Paul is officially a Clipper. From Marc Stein at ESPN.com:
The Clippers will also receive two future second-round picks, according to sources.”
Before we dive into more reaction and analysis, I think this is important to say.
This is the biggest move in the history of the franchise, and it can only increase the chances that Blake Griffin calls Los Angeles his home for many, many years. Like many of you, I loved watching Eric Gordon play. He’ll be missed, and things won’t be the same without Chris Kaman, one of the longest tenured Clippers ever.
But this is Chris Paul we’re talking about. Not just the game’s best point guard currently, but one of the best to ever lace them up at this point in his career. No one makes players around him better than Paul does. With him, we can see Griffin’s tremendous potential maximized.
We’ll have more soon, but if you’re a Clippers fan, allow yourself to smile for a second. You’ve spent years being tortured with bad management, bad luck, and everything else. You’ve been sold potential for years and have never seen it amount to anything.
Well, here it is. This is your moment. Enjoy it.