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Chris Paul To Join Forces With James Harden In Sensational NBA Trade

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrates after their 82-72 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 13, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

LA Clippers star Chris Paul is headed to Houston, it has emerged in a sensational turn of events. This follows the news in recent days that Chris Paul and Blake Griffin opted out of their contracts with the Clippers.

CP3 informed the Clippers he was going to join Houston. As a result, he opted back into his contract so that the Clippers could then trade him instead of losing him as a free agent.

As part of the deal, the Clippers will receive Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, and a top-three protected 2018 first-round pick.

Paul will now link up with James Harden at the Rockets, as they bid to get their hands on championship rings together.  Following a career year for Harden, the arrival of CP3 should make for an interesting dynamic, with the former asserting himself as one of the league’s top PGs in 2017.

HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 14: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after a three-point basket during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Toyota Center on November 14, 2014 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Regardless of whether Harden returns to SG or not, his impending partnership with Paul will undoubtedly create one of the most electric backcourts in the NBA.

While today’s news is certainly a blow to the Clippers, it is not all doom and gloom for the LA franchise.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.