Chris Paul RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Paul to miss home opener with bruised knee

    Houston Chronicle "Guard Chris Paul on Friday went from longshot to no shot to play in Saturday's home opener against the Mavericks with the Rockets opting to hold him and his sore left knee out after watching him limp through Tuesday's win against the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets do not consider the injury..." October 20

  • Doc Rivers on Chris Paul comments: “When you leave, just leave”

    Sportsnaut "Chris Paul decided to leave the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason, but former head coach Doc Rivers isn’t happy the point guard hasn’t stopped talking about it. In a clip ESPN released for a three-part documentary series about Paul’s decision to join the Houston Rockets, the nine-time..." October 20

  • Chris Paul Reportedly Could Miss Up to a Month with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul could reportedly miss up to a month as he continues to battle a bruised left knee, according to the New York Times' Marc Stein. Paul, who did not play down the stretch of Tuesday night's season opener against the Golden State Warriors, missed Wednesday's..." October 20

  • Sore knee relegates Chris Paul to bench as Rockets hold off Warriors

    ESPN "Chris Paul was a crunchtime spectator during his Houston Rockets debut, cheering on his teammates from the bench for the final 4 minutes, 47 seconds of Tuesday's 122-121 comeback win over the Golden State Warriors, a decision coach Mike D'Antoni attributed to lingering soreness in the star point..." October 18

  • Chris Paul criticizes culture of Clippers, says he had ball in his hands too much

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul is pulling no punches as he begins the season in a new uniform. In clips from his new mini-documentary series for ESPN that were released on Thursday, the Houston Rockets guard criticized the culture of his old team, the LA Clippers, and also expressed displeasure with the role he..." October 17

  • Chris Paul blasts Donald Trump via Twitter

    Fanrag Sports "Shortly after Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James offered a sharp criticism of President Donald Trump on Twitter, Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul did the same in response to Trump’s recent comments on the National Football League and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. In his..." September 23

  • Chris Paul Told Celtics and Warriors He Wouldn’t Re-Sign in 2011

    SLAM Online "The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors went hard after Chris Paul back in 2011, but CP3 told both franchises that they were wasting their time. “I will not re-sign with you,” Paul reportedly said. Paul wanted to end up in L.A., and thought he had become a Laker, before eventually..." September 11

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Daryl Morey: Chris Paul, on expiring contract, ‘hopes to continue with Houston’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Paul said joining the Rockets was about winning in the present. But with Paul on an expiring contract, his future in Houston is a major question. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, via Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated: “We’ve had high-level discussions [with Paul about his..." August 01

  • Harden says he talks to Paul daily to try to 'get ahead of the game'

    SI "Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry just breezed to a title, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have lit up July with their soap opera drama, and Russell Westbrook and Paul George will be must-see TV thanks to a fearless gamble by Oklahoma City’s front office. But the NBA’s most engrossing superstar..." August 01

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to Face Russell Westbrook in the Drew League

    SLAM Online "After a few pick-up runs at UCLA this week, Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will reportedly suit up for LA Unified of the Drew League this weekend. Per ESPN, Harden and CP3 will be facing stiff competition—Russell Westbrook and the Home Town Favorites. The game will be played..." July 28

  • Chris Paul says trade to Rockets was good for Clippers: 'It was time for a change'

    CBS Sports "The landscape of the NBA's Western Conference changed dramatically when Chris Paul was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets just before the free agency period began earlier this offseason. Paul was the maestro of the "Lob City" Clippers that made the playoffs in each of..." July 12

  • Chris Paul, Austin Rivers: No problem with relationship on Clippers

    USA Today "Austin Rivers had heard enough. For two days, the 24-year-old Los Angeles Clippers guard heard all the chatter about how he was to blame for Chris Paul’s exit to the Houston Rockets late last month. It was easy to ignore at first, but then the media din grew louder. ESPN. Fox Sports One. The..." July 11

  • Mike D’Antoni on James Harden and Chris Paul: 'Their synergy is going to be great'

    Yardbarker "Mike D’Antoni, like much of the NBA community, is currently in Las Vegas to watch NBA Summer League action. D’Antoni, this past season’s NBA Coach of the Year, took some time to chat with NBA TV’s Dennis Scott. Naturally, the interview progressed to a question about Chris Paul, the recently..." July 11

  • Why Houston's Chris Paul Experiment Could Be a Huge Fail

    Complex "To win big in today’s NBA landscape, general managers realize the need for a team full of All-NBA ballers. The Houston Rockets’ arranged hardwood marriage of Chris Paul and James Harden could be a high-risk, high-reward maneuver. However, the synergy between two players with overlapping strengths..." July 05

  • Doc Rivers disappointed in Chris Paul’s exit: It ‘bugs me’

    ESPN "Lob City is over. Chris Paul is a Houston Rocket, and LA Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers is moving on. "That part is over. And that bugs me," Rivers said in an interview with ESPN. "But we're not done trying to reach our goal. Sometimes you gotta do it a different way. Because the..." June 30

  • NBA executives talk about the Paul trade, and the 'T' word

    Los Angeles Times "NBA teams aren’t allowed to begin negotiating with free-agent players until 9 p.m. PDT on Friday. So how was it that Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Tuesday, three days before that window was to open, that he wanted to join the Houston Rockets? The question was posed to several team..." June 30

  • Doc Rivers: I Didn't Reject Carmelo Trade for Austin Rivers

    TMZ "Doc Rivers says reports he shot down an opportunity to deal away his son, Austin Rivers, for Carmelo Anthony are pure BS ... telling TMZ Sports bluntly, "That's not true." The Clippers honcho was leaving Madeo in Bev Hills Wednesday night when we asked if Chris Paul's departure meant it was a "sad..." June 29

  • Chris Paul Lost Faith In Doc Rivers Due To How He Favored Austin Rivers Over Team

    Real GM Basketball "The relationship between Chris Paul and Doc Rivers began to deteriorate when the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Austin Rivers. Paul and other members of the Clippers felt Rivers didn't treat his son the same way as he did the rest of the players on the team. When Doc Rivers decided not to..." June 28

  • Clippers Agree to trade All-Star guard Chris Paul to Rockets

    CBS Sports "After reportedly deciding to opt out of his contract last week, there were questions about Chris Paul's future with the Los Angeles Clippers. Well, those questions have been answered, and they are not what Clippers fans were hoping for. According to Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday, Paul will..." June 28

  • Rockets Becoming More Serious Threat To Sign Chris Paul

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have emerged as an "increasingly serious" threat to sign Chris Paul away from the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul met with the Clippers on Tuesday and will meet again soon. James Harden is among those who have advocated for the Rockets to sign Paul and he's conveyed that..." June 28

  • Clippers reportedly meet with soon-to-be free agent Chris Paul to discuss future

    CBS Sports "Last week, the Los Angeles Clippers' star point guard Chris Paul decided to opt out of the final year of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Ahead of the official start of free agency, the Clippers and Paul reportedly met Tuesday to discuss the two sides' futures...." June 27

  • Rockets reportedly have ‘serious chance’ at landing Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on Sportscenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening,..." June 25

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Chris Paul re-elected NBPA president

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul was re-elected to a new term as the president of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. The 32-year-old was initially elected to the post in August 2013 when he took over for Derek Fisher. Paul—who reportedly declined..." June 24

  • Report: Clippers' Chris Paul declines player option, will become unrestricted free agent

    CBS Sports "Early Friday evening, the news broke that Blake Griffin had decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Now, less than an hour later, we have news that Chris Paul has decided to do the same. " June 23

  • Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge. Rose will come at a significantly lower cost..." June 22

  • Rockets Target Paul, Griffin, Millsap, Lowry

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will chase several of the top free agents on the market this summer, tweets Marc Stein of Sources tell him that Houston plans to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry. " June 21

  • Knicks Had Opportunity To Sign Chris Paul If Not For Alienation Of Carmelo

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are attempting to part ways with Carmelo Anthony but there is an alternate scenario in which they pursue Chris Paul in free agency selling him on Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. "Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony should have been walking arm in arm to go greet Chris Paul for..." June 20

  • CP3 to speak with Rockets, Nuggets

    SLAM Online "The San Antonio Spurs aren’t the only potential suitor in the Chris Paul free agency sweepstakes this summer. According to the L.A. Times, Paul could meet with the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as well. The Clippers have recently become “nervous” about the reports that San Antonio..." June 15

  • Chris Paul signing with Spurs is ‘realistic possibility’

    Larry Brown Sports "It is difficult to imagine Chris Paul taking roughly $50 million less on his next contract by leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, but there is a growing sense of belief that he is giving serious consideration to doing just that. Alex Kennedy of spoke with several NBA players and..." June 13

  • Chris Paul to give strong consideration to Spurs during free agency

    ESPN "All-Star point guard Chris Paul intends to give the San Antonio Spurs serious consideration in free agency this summer in the event he decides to leave the LA Clippers, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Paul, for all of his undeniable fondness for Los Angeles, is intrigued by..." June 02

  • Clippers 'overwhelming favorite' to sign Chris Paul?

    CBS Sports "After six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul will hit the free agent market on July 1 where it's likely he will do one of two things: Re-sign with the Clippers for a five-year deal worth more than $200 million, or pursue another opportunity elsewhere for less guaranteed money and a..." May 28

  • Stern: We thought we could re-work CP3-to-Lakers trade until Mitch Kupchak ‘panicked’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner David Stern – acting as New Orleans’ owner representative, he says – infamously vetoed a potential Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade in 2011. But that didn’t close the possibility of Paul going to the Lakers. The New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans and not be confused with the..." May 27

  • Chris Paul 'Absolutely' Staying With Clippers ... Says Doc Rivers

    TMZ "Doc Rivers has a message for Clipper fans freaking out about their point guard heading to San Antonio ... telling TMZ Sports if he has his way (which he does), Chris Paul ain't going ANYWHERE. Multiple outlets have reported there's mutual interest between the Spurs and Paul, with San Antonio..." May 27

  • Clippers reportedly taking Spurs' interest in Chris Paul seriously, and for good reason

    CBS Sports "The Clippers seemed destined to compete for titles when they traded for Chris Paul. The addition of Paul next to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan was supposed to be a match in heaven. However, the pairing hasn't gone quite as planned. The Clippers have been very good since the arrival of Paul,..." May 26

  • “Rumblings” Chris Paul has interest in San Antonio Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "We were robbed of the chance to see exactly how the San Antonio Spurs match up with the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, and you can direct your blame at Zaza Pachulia. But even if Kawhi Leonard were healthy, San Antonio could use another distributor and shot creator on the perimeter,..." May 24

  • Looming decisions by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin control fate of Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "The decisions Chris Paul and Blake Griffin make on their future will have a direct impact on the future of the Clippers. And Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach and president of basketball operations, knows it’ll be his job and that of his front office to do all within their power to retain that..." May 04

  • Why Does Chris Paul Get a Pass While Carmelo Gets Roasted?

    Complex "Chris Paul has played in 76 career playoff games, the most all-time by a player without a conference finals appearance. He is 10th all-time in assists, 15th in steals, third in assists per game, fifth in steals per game, and is the only player in NBA history to average 18 points, nine assists, and..." May 02

  • Chris Paul’s legacy shouldn’t require him to get a ring (but it does)

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers lost in Game 7 of their first-round matchup to the Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon, a result that once again has the core four of Chris Paul, JJ Redick, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out before the Conference Finals. There are many questions about the future of this..." May 01

  • Chris Paul on future with Clippers: 'We just lost 20 minutes ago'

    Sporting News "Chris Paul’s season is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his time with the Clippers is. Shortly after Los Angeles’ Game 7 loss to Utah in its first-round NBA playoff series, a reporter asked Paul whether he would exercise his early termination option in July. Paul, shall we say, was..." April 30

  • Chris Paul told Paul Pierce: “You’re not ending your career in Utah”

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Clippers lose their final game this season — maybe Sunday, maybe not for weeks — the Hall of Fame career of Paul Pierce will come to an end. It’s not why Doc Rivers was leaning so heavily on Pierce Friday night, that’s more desperation on a shorthanded (and not that deep to start with)..." April 29

  • Griffin's future with Clippers less certain than Paul's

    ESPN "THE CARAVAN WILL BEGIN DEPARTING the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. and pull into the loading dock in the bowels of Vivint Smart Home Arena soon after. One by one, they'll disembark into the NBA's loudest concrete bunker where, a few hours later, 19,000 fans will scream for..." April 28

  • Chris Paul Should Sign with the San Antonio Spurs if He Wants to Compete for a Title

    The Big Lead "Chris Paul has been one of the NBA’s premier point guards for a decade now, first in New Orleans, then in Los Angeles, but he’s never won a damn thing. Number of trips to the Conference Finals: 0. After a loss to the Jazz last night, Paul’s one loss away from being ousted in the first round for..." April 27