Here's what ROX "mulling" 5. Want to pay Ariza 8 million to be bench player or pay CP 15 to play outta position and get slaughtered on glass
Here's what ROX "mulling" 3. How does Morey explain to ownership that CP costs 14 milly more this yr than he should and they only got Ariza
Here's what ROX "mulling" 1. Do we want to overpay CP as an asset when we have Ariza at 1/2 price and CP can veto trades for a yr + kicker
With VC gone I believe you sort of have to sign Ariza if CP gets matched...we're bordering a shooting crisis now...Mo Williams be necessary
Rockets could be quiet players for Pau Gasol now after missing out on Bosh. Remember: Morey got him in 2011 in the nixed CP3 trade.
Amazing to me that Steve Blake is so polarizing in Portland. What’s the problem here? Who did you expect, Chris Paul?
Initial logic based on a lower cap hold. Thought they could keep PB and CP hold and still sign Bosh max. Not the case. Changes perspective
CP agreeing to this speaks volumes about how poorly negotiations w/ Houston must have been going. Guess they don't have stomach for lux tax.
Once offer sheet is signed (hopefully around 11pm cst tonight), Rockets can't SnT Parsons elsewhere and would have to let CP go to sign Bosh
Believed from jump, only way Mavs could get Parsons was if Melo signed there cuz he'd want every damn penny. They'd renounce CP to do it...
Kyrie, Lillard, Curry the other healthy point guards on the roster. Chris Paul, too, but already planned he wouldn't play this summer.
A couple of big man targets the Clippers have looked into are Kris Humphries and Jason Smith, who played with CP3 in New Orleans.
Truth is, backup PG is probably the least important position on a CP3-led team.
Collison said he understood Clippers financial limits and that team didn't NEED him because it already has CP3.
Darren Collison said he hopes to compete for starting job with Kings. He was a backup to Chris Paul with Clippers
Collison also wanted to be a starter again and will likely get that in Sacramento. He wasn't getting that in L.A. unless CP3 got hurt.
Spurs: TP ... Clips: CP3 ... OKC: Russell ... Rockets: Harden ... Need somebody who gets to rim - esp if you have no low-post scoring
Messi playing soccer reminds be of Chris Paul playing hoops. Gets to where he needs to go.
Is the Jason Kidd saga the most bizarre/ridiculous thing to happen in the NBA since Stern vetoed Chris Paul to the Lakers?
If LeBron ends up with the Clippers that's $57M devoted to CP3, LeBron & Blake.
Chris Paul was at the Clippers facility today and met with Doc Rivers. You can be sure Doc isn't the only one making recruiting pitches.
Bulls and Mavs are among the teams to register interest tonight in Rockets' RFA Chandler Parsons. Rule of thumb: Teams into Melo are into CP
Needless to say, Doc will recruit Paul Pierce while Chris Paul will recruit his former teammate Trevor Ariza.
Would $12M for Lowry be overpaying? List of PGs more valuable to their teams last year is a short one. Only CP3/Steph had better Win Share
Chris Paul at Clippers facility talking to rookie CJ Wikcox
Thinking about it: Last night was a Mt. Rushmore basketball twitter night. The others: The Decision, the end of the lockout, and CP3 veto.
NBA All-Defensive first team announced: Joakim Noah, Paul George, Serge Ibaka, Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul
Russell Westbrook asked if he got fouled by Chris Paul on the three: "Yes. Yep"
I've covered Chris Paul for awhile. I've never seen him look like he did postgame. Was still in shock. Couldn't look at anybody.
CP3 on Donald Sterling saying the Clippers players still love him: "I don't know about all that."
Asked what challenge CP3 presents, Durant said "He doesn't. It's not 1-on-1" He didn't smile, barely looked up during postgame interview