Rockets trade for Clippers star Chris Paul, will opt-in to contract

Rockets trade for Clippers star Chris Paul, will opt-in to contract

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Rockets trade for Clippers star Chris Paul, will opt-in to contract

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. James Harden was lobbying for the move.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Paul met with the Clippers Tuesday.

Paul will join Harden on the Rockets, who made it to the Western Conference semifinals last season. In return, the Clippers will receive Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and a 2018 1st-round pick. Beverley reportedly was on the trade block before the move.

Williams was acquired by the Rockets from the Lakers right before the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline.

Earlier this offseason, Jerry West left the Warriors to join the Clippers as an advisor. Chris Paul has a 15 percent trade kicker (worth $3.6 million) but he could waive it to make the trade official.

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