As I suggested in this article back in May, the Los Angeles Clippers seemed to be a realistic trade partner for the New Orleans Hornets and Chris Paul. After a week of rumors and vetoed trade proposals by David Stern, CP3 has finally been dealt to the Clips for three players headlined by Eric Gordon along with a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. It is a risky deal for L.A. who somewhat mortgages their future with the hope that Paul will stick with the Clippers and not leave via free agency in the summer.
Los Angeles Clippers get: PG Chris Paul, two second round picksNew Orleans Hornets get: SG Eric Gordon, C Chris Kaman, SF Al-Farouq Aminu, 2012 First Round Pick (via Minnesota)
Why This Makes Sense for Clippers:
Tired of being the red-headed stepchild NBA franchise in L.A., the Clips make a major splash by acquiring one of the top point guards in the league and deliver a slap in the face to their neighbor Lakers who struck out in their attempt to land Paul. It did cost the...