Chris Paul is expected to have quite a few suitors around the league, including the Rockets and Spurs, when free agency starts July 1st.
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ESPN’s Marc Stein reported last night that the Houston Rockets have emerged as an “increasingly serious threat” to sign LA Clippers’ free agent Chris Paul according to league sources. Stein added that 2017 MVP Runner-up James Harden is among those in Houston advocating for the signing of the veteran point guard and has made this known to Paul directly.
News of the growing Rockets threat comes not even a day after the Vertical reported that Paul and his agents had met with Clippers’ officials on Tuesday to discuss the point guard’s future ahead of his upcoming free agency.
Paul is expected to gain significant interest from multiple teams around the league and sources have told Stein that the team continues to worry they won’t be able to convince the point guard to stay in LA despite the significant financial advantage the Clippers hold over other suitors.