ESPN reports that Griffin could be out until December because of the injury, and that could keep the Clippers from offering a five-year, max deal.
“I’ve heard he wants out, like, yesterday”, said the executive. He spent his last six seasons with the Clippers and averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season in 61 games played. According to the Turner, however, the Clippers are confident that Paul’s departure increases their chances of getting Griffin to stay. However, one thing you can not say about them, especially with Daryl Morey constructing the roster, is that they’re boring.
Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/880090756060397568 Paul’s Bird rights go with him in the trade. J.J. Redick is also going to leave the Clippers.
When it comes to Griffin’s final decision, the stakes couldn’t be much higher for the Clippers. Wow, James Harden’s a point guard.’ And now they’ve added another point guard. It is a trade that comes across as the first domino to fall. Acquiring Paul from the Clippers and a player like George from the Pacers could be the pieces needed to put the Rockets in contention in the Western Conference.
How will the Knicks replace Phil Jackson? Even if the Rockets can’t add either of them, they’re still going to compete for a top seed in the West, making the road that much more hard for teams like the Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder.
National Basketball Association analyst and former Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy joined the Granato and Raheel with Del show on ESPN 97.5 and shared his thoughts on the Rockets trade for Chris Paul. Another move the Rockets will have to consider is keeping center Nene. Couple that with the 2018 first-round pick, which will reportedly be top-3 protected, gives the team something they have desperately lacked in previous years. There could be something huge on the horizon for them.