As the offseason for the Los Angeles Clippers moves on, free agency hasn’t quite yet started. When it does, however, it’s going to be pretty intensefor the Clippers who could possibly lose their best point guard, Chris Paul, who completely transformed the franchise. Of course they say that Paul is very likely to re-sign with Los Angeles, but what aren’t they telling us? There are plenty of perks of joining another superstar just as good as Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan.
Which teams have a lot to offer Chris Paul? Which teams are pursuing him? There’s too many questions to be answered this offseason and the Clipper fans shouldn’t be too worried about Paul, but they should be a little bit concerned. There’s always that small possibility.
1. Dallas Mavericks:
Ah, of course, the Mavericks are pursuing literally everyone this offseason. From being in reinforcements like Dwight Howard to Paul, the Mavericks are trying to make sure that Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t get too upset and prematurely retire. Nowitzki said he wanted to be a Maverick for life, but he wants to win. I mean who doesn’t? For the Mavericks, there are many questions to be answered as well.
Putting myself in Chis Paul’s shoes, I think that the Mavericks are number one on perkiness. You get to play with a superstar who’s already won one championship, and possibly the best center in the NBA today. That team would be a dynasty, and even possible of taking out a dynasty like the Miami Heat.
2. Los Angeles Clippers:
The Clippers are obviously on this list because LA is LA, and who doesn’t want to live there. That’s a very small reason, but of course it’s true. The Clippers have a deep roster, and with the staffing change, the Clippers should be having more postseason success. Paul and Griffin have an unspoken bond and he throws lobs all day to him. This is definitely something good that they’ve got going.
The reason that Paul is most likely to re-sign with LAC is because he runs the team. They absolutely need him, and it’s always nice to be the face of a franchise. The Clippers finished first in the Pacific, and 4th in the Western Conference. By no means at all is there a slightest bit of reason to panic. By no means.
3. Atlanta Hawks:
Amongst all the teams, the least attractive of all of the ones pursuing Paul is the Hawks. This team is willing to let Josh Smith walk away, and expect to sign another superstar without any perks. Smith is one of the best power forwards in the league. Sure, the Hawks are deep and have some good role players, but they haven’t had ANY postseason success recently. Now they want Paul to sign with them? I don’t think that’s going to happen because they need to have more than one allure.