The Los Angeles Clippers are in a make or break year since Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will become free agents at the end season. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Clippers might put both Paul and Griffin on the trading block this February.
In a recent interview with The Boston Globe, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers revealed that the team has a sense of urgency just like what the Oklahoma Thunder went through last season. However, he is confident that the team can resign two of their superstars despite rumors surely coming again this February.
“Blake and CP are free agents and just like last year, Oklahoma had to deal with that. Now it’s our turn,” It’s been a sense of urgency since we’ve been there, in my opinion. And we haven’t followed through yet, and there’s another sense of urgency here,” Rivers said.
NBA rumors in Los Angles suggest that Paul and Griffin will stay with the Clippers and sign new contracts. Nonetheless, nothing is certain when it comes to free agency. Just look at the Thunder and Kevin Durant.
OKC was very confident that KD will re-sign with them despite team such as the Warriors, Celtics and Clippers lurking. The 2014 MVP ended up going to Golden State, leaving the Thunder without their best player and losing him for nothing.
It is a huge risk for the Clippers to let two of their superstars test the free agent market. The team has to have a great season, possibly an appearance in the Western Conference Finals, to convince Paul and Griffin to stay.
Nevertheless, these are just NBA rumors at the moment but expect Griffin and CP3 trade talks heat up at the deadline. The Clippers may be the third-best team on paper in the West but injuries can easily turn their season around just like in the playoffs last season.
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