NBA News

Lou Williams    G  Rockets

 

 

Williams was traded to the Clippers on Wednesday as part of a deal that brings Chris Paul to Houston, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

Jun 28 - 12:09 PM

Sam Dekker    F  Clippers

 

 

Sam Dekker has been traded to the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul deal. The Clippers sending away CP3 could make it tougher for them to retain Blake Griffin during free agency, and if Griffin does indeed decide to walk as a free agent, that could queue the beginning of the rebuild for the Clippers. Los Angeles does currently have a pretty big hole at the small forward spot, so Dekker might be able to see some quality minutes next season depending on how free agency shakes out. Still, he's just a blip on the deep league radar at the moment.

Patrick Beverley    G  Clippers

 

 

The Clippers will trade for Patrick Beverley. It's an interesting week for Beverley, who was just named to First-Team All Defense on Monday. Beverley techincally started at shooting guard last year and wasn't much of an offensive factor, turning in a 14.1 usage rate in his 67 games. He'll almost certainly see more scoring opportunities with the Clippers and possibly even more than his 30.7 minutes per game. If the Clippers don't add much next month, he could be a solid fantasy target in the middle rounds.

Jun 28 - 11:52 AM

Lou Williams    G  Clippers

 

 

The Clippers will trade for Lou Williams as part of the Chris Paul deal. Williams has been one of the best sixth men over the past decade and he'll likely be in a similar role next year. It's still unclear what the Clippers are planning to do with their roster, but there's a very good chance they lose a lot of their big-name players and may opt to rebuild. Lou was outstanding in his time with the Lakers last year, averaging 18.6 points, 2.3 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.1 treys. If the Clips don't add much next month, Williams can be viewed as an mid-round target.

Jun 28 - 11:49 AM

Chris Paul    G  Rockets

 

 

Chris Paul has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 first-round pick. Paul reportedly informed that Clippers that he was going to sign with the Rockets as a free agent, which forced the Clippers to execute this deal rather than lose him for nothing. CP3's value should hold steady playing in Houston's uptempo offense, while James Harden should spend a bit more time playing off the ball, meaning Harden's assist numbers could take a slight hit although his scoring could increase.

Chris Paul    G  Rockets

 

 

Chris Paul will be traded to the Rockets in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams and a 2018 first-round pick. Paul reportedly informed that Clippers that he was going to sign with the Rockets as a free agent, which forced the Clippers to execute this deal rather than lose him for nothing. CP3's value should hold steady playing in Houston's uptempo offense, while James Harden should spend a bit more time playing off the ball, meaning Harden's assist numbers could take a slight hit although his scoring could increase. Paul is opting into the final year of his contract, so he'll hit free agency again in 2018.

Paul George    G/F  Pacers

 

 

The Wizards reportedly have not given up their pursuit of Paul George. To be clear, the Wizards have almost no shot of creating a deal that will entice the Pacers to part ways with their superstar, but John Wall (who is a good friend of George) is reportedly doing his best to try and recruit PG-13. As of right now, it would appear the Celtics have the best shot of putting together a package that will net them George, but the Wizards, Rockets and Cavs all remain in the running.

CSN Mid-Atlantic

Jun 28 - 11:34 AM

Ryan Anderson    F  Rockets

 

 

The Rockets are reportedly trying to find a team with cap space to take on Ryan Anderson in order to create more cap space for free agency this offseason. Anderson is on the books for $19.6 million next season and owed $61.3 million over the next three years, which is a relatively reasonable contract for a four-man who connected on 40.3 percent of his 3-point attempts this past season. The Rockets have reportedly reached out to the Kings regarding a potential Ryno deal, but it's unclear if there is any mutual interest there.

ESPN

Jun 28 - 11:20 AM

Chris Paul    G  Clippers

 

 

James Harden has reportedly been prodding Houston management to make a strong push for signing Chris Paul as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Harden has also reached out to CP3 directly, and Houston has reportedly emerged as an "increasingly serious threat" to lure Paul away from Los Angeles during free agency. In order for the Rockets to create the cap space necessary to bring in CP3, they'll need to part ways with guys like Patrick Beverley, Ryan Anderson and Lou Williams. The Spurs are another team that will be contending for Paul's services, and should CP3 opt to leave the Clippers, he'd be leaving roughly $50 million on the table.

ESPN

Jun 28 - 11:09 AM

Phil Jackson    C  Knicks

 

 

Phil Jackson has agreed to step down as the Knicks' president of basketball operations and owner James Dolan is reportedly targeting Toronto's Masai Ujiri as Jackson's potential replacement. Jackson definitely hit a home run when he drafted Kristaps Porzingis No. 4 overall in the 2015 NBA draft, but that's pretty much been the extent of his accomplishments during his three years at the helm of the Knicks' front office. He alienated stars like Carmelo Anthony and Porzingis, signed a washed up Joakim Noah to a four-year deal worth $72 million and went with Frank Ntilikina over Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 NBA draft due to his infatuation with the triangle offense. With Jackson getting the boot, there's a better chance Melo will remain a Knick, and GM Steve Mills will guide the team during free agency. It's unclear if Ujiri has any interest in joining the Knicks.

Yahoo! Sports

Jun 28 - 10:06 AM