Chris Paul, one of the most dynamic point guards in the NBA, is headed to the Los Angeles Clippers. Now the question is, did they give up too much to get him?
Since being drafted by the Hornets with the fourth overall pick in 2005, Paul has averaged 18.7 points and 9.9 assists a game.
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Gordon averaged 22.3 points last season and has to be considered one of the best shooting guards in the league. Initial reports had said the Clippers were unwilling to part with him, but in the end, they cracked. Kaman is a solid center who averaged 12.4 points and 7 rebounds last season, and Aminu is a second-year forward who averaged 5.6 points in 18 minutes a game as a rookie.
While the Clippers lost quite a bit of scoring power, they gained a backcourt that people are already saying should be better than their in-town rival. Just think, Chris Paul throwing alley-oops to Blake Griffin. The results should be nothing short of spectacular.
However, if Paul decides to leave as a free agent following the 2012-13 season, Los Angeles will be in a world of trouble. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that they just basically mortgaged the farm to get him.
Regardless, the trade has now brought a once-flailing franchise a huge amount of buzz. But in order for it to change the basketball pecking order in the city of Los Angeles, the Clippers must have immediate success.
That of course, is currently a work in progress.