Report: Chris Paul plans to meet with Rockets, Nuggets in free agency
NBA free agency is underway starting July 1, and rumors have been swirling in news cycles without delay.
The latest comes back to Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul. Paul has been rumored that he will give serious consideration to signing with the San Antonio Spurs once the free agency period begins.
That’s not the only team looking at Paul with one NBA executive revealing that Paul is now planning to set up free agency meetings with the Denver Nuggets and the Houston Rockets, per The Los Angeles Times.
Paul is still considered one of the league’s prominent point guards who has not experienced becoming a free agent, setting up meetings, being courted by other teams and possibly choosing to have a new home in another city.
Some feel Paul is using this time as leverage to put a scare into the Clippers and make them look at making meaningful changes, and while there will be plenty of interest in the All-Star guard this summer, the Clippers have the ability to give him the most years and a salary starting in the realm of $200 million.
One last-minute card the team can use is recruiting legend and ex-Lakers executive Jerry West from the Golden State Warriors as a consultant, who also helped convince Kevin Durant to sign with the Warriors.
Paul averaged 18.1 points 9.2 assist and 5.0 rebounds in 31.5 minutes this season.