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Clippers regard Spurs as legitimate threat to sign Chris Paul

Clippers regard Spurs as legitimate threat to sign Chris Paul

The San Antonio Spurs are exploring the feasibility of making a free-agent run at All-Star point guard Chris Paul, league sources told ESPN. Plenty of impact players will be available in free agency, and the latest rumors indicate that some big names could be switching teams.

The most the Spurs can offer, by contrast, is a four-year pact worth just over $152 million, but it appears San Antonio would have to make a number of roster ‎moves to create the needed cap space to offer a max deal to Paul.

ESPN also reported that San Antonio could be interested in signing Rose. There were rumors close to the trade deadline that the New York Knicks might send Rose to Minnesota, possibly in exchange for Ricky Rubio. Backup point guard Patty Mills is headed towards free agency, and Tony Parker is no longer one of the best players at his position.




Well, Chris Paul is going to hit the open market this summer and the Spurs are expected to keep an eye on him. Parker's postseason was cut short when he suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon in the second round. So it will be hard for Paul to not consider the Spurs offer if it was to be offered. "I think there's mutual interest there". The Western Conference Semifinals is as far as the Clippers have advanced in the six seasons with Paul and Griffin on the team. He shot 47.6 percent from the field overall and knocked down 41.1 percent of his three-point attempts. Even if Kawhi Leonard hadn't gotten hurt in the conference finals, the Spurs are still one player away from being able to compete with the perennial favorites.

Paul, who ranked ninth in the National Basketball Association in Player Efficiency Rating this season, would have no shortage of potential suitors if he does decide to survey his option as a free agent.

‎The Spurs and Clippers would also naturally have the ability to engage in sign-and-trade talks if Paul were to decide he wants to continue his career in South Texas as opposed to Hollywood. But it will take a coup by the Clippers to get Paul to stay. He has pushed them to new heights since he joined them in the 2011-12 season. Los Angeles has won 50-plus games in five straight seasons but has very little to show for it.


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