After his deal with the Lakers got shot down by NBA Commissioner David Stern and spending what I’m sure felt like an eternity waiting to find out what would happen next, Chris Paul finally has a home with the LA Clippers. In a deal that went through last night, The LA Clippers sent shooting guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, small forward Al-Farouq Aminu and their unprotected 2012 first-round draft pick to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Chris Paul and a pair of 2015 second-round picks.
Chris will earn $16.3 million this season with the Clippers and join his new teammate Blake Griffin on the west coast. Although Chris has yet to make a statement about the trade, Blake seemed excited to have a fellow star player on the team saying “Yeah! It’s going to be lob city.” At a conference yesterday David Stern had this to say about finally reaching a trade agreement:
“I knew that we were doing the best thing for New Orleans. That was my job. The future of the Hornets is looking better today than it ever has before.”
Let the games begin!