CP3 traded to Clippers
Chris Paul will supply the Los Angeles Clippers with so much more than alley-oop passes to Blake Griffin when he arrives in Hollywood on Thursday night.
A bold trade for New Orleans’ superstar point guard on Wednesday just might alter the entire sports world’s perception of the Clippers. After managing just six winning seasons in their first 41 years of existence, the bumbling Clippers suddenly look slick and scintillating after swinging arguably the biggest trade in franchise history, giving them two of the NBA’s elite players and a capable supporting cast.
Outfoxing the Lakers and thrilling their long-suffering fans, Los Angeles on Wednesday traded high-scoring guard Eric Gordon, former All-Star center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and a first-round draft choice acquired from Minnesota for Paul, the four-time All-Star widely considered to be the NBA’s best point guard.
Rip Hamilton signs with the Bulls
The Bulls made it official Wednesday night and announced they signed Hamilton to boost a backcourt that already included Rose, the league’s MVP.
Terms were not released, but a person familiar with the situation said earlier in the day it’s a three-year, $15 million deal. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized.
Nene resigns with Nuggets
Nene sent off a text to George Karl with just the words the Denver Nuggets coach wanted to hear.
The free agent center told Karl after re-signing Tuesday night with the Nuggets that he was coming back.
Karl said after practice Wednesday that the return of the Nuggets’ big man provided a critical building block ahead of Denver’s season opener at Dallas on Dec. 26.
Baron Davis waived by the Cavs
Using the NBA’s new amnesty clause, the Cavs waived Davis, a move that knocks the $28 million he is owed over the next two seasons off the salary cap. The Cavs will have to pay Davis, but they’ll have more flexibility going forward as they try to improve a team that won just 19 games last season.
Davis was acquired last season in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.