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Chris Paul has already spoken with Matt Barnes about staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.
"Chris and I have already been talking about it," Barnes said while speaking to reporters at the Clippers’ training facility on Saturday. "We talked about it on the plane last night. He's obviously the franchise player but we also talked about what I was thinking about doing. Without giving anything away, he was doing his job (in recruiting me)."
Paul and Barnes will be unrestricted free agents in July.
Paul refused to tip his hand when pressed for details about his plans.
"I don't know how this whole thing is going to play out," Paul said. "I'm going to pray about it. We'll see."
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Paul has made no commitments to returning to the Los Angeles Clippers when he becomes a free agent in the offseason.
Never good when your franchise player says he needs to pray on coming back to the team or not. You might have forgotten, but Chris Paul is in the same situation as Dwight Howard.
Their next contract may well be their last big one, so they have to make a decision.
Stay with their current team for more money or jump ship to a team that is better position to win a title. Here is what...
A working thesis: The Mavs' No. 1 free-agency target this summer is Chris Paul. Besides moving Heaven and Earth to bring the stellar point guard to Dallas, what financial moves would the Mavs need to make in order to clear the room for a max contract? If you know the way the rules work, it's easier than you think:
For all of the bad publicity that Dwight Howard has been getting headed into free agency, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has quietly been in the exact same position. Eerily getting ejected in his last game just like Dwight to end his season, Paul and the Clippers now face questions about his future. [...]
No, not at basketball: by the end of the six game series with his Clippers against the Grizzlies, he was just about the only Clipper I wanted to see play basketball ever again.
No, where Paul failed was that he allowed the frustration of the here and now -- getting bounced in six games against a Grizzly team that last year crushed him physically while losing, and this year crushed...
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin regarded each other with weary disbelief in the locker room in Memphis after the Los Angeles Clippers' fourth straight playoff loss.
''I can't believe it's over,'' Paul said to his power forward.
After a regular season unlike anything in the Clippers' mostly miserable history, everything ended with a decidedly Clipper...
Tweet Chris Paul is arguably the best point guard in the NBA. His clutch performance, leadership ability, and ability to attack defenses in so many ways make his incredibly versatile and dangerous. In game six of the Clippers series with the Grizzlies, Paul unleashed an absolutely nasty dribble-fake on Quincy Pondexter: It legitimately looks like [...]
The season has ended for the Los Angeles Clippers, but they have an important summer ahead of them, specifically when it comes to the future of All-Star point guard Chris Paul. A pending free agent, Paul has given no indication on whether or not he’s returning to the Clippers next season, as he told reporters – including Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles – that it’s going...
TELLING IT LIKE IT IS
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph isn't feeling any sympathy for the ankle injury suffered by Clippers star Blake Griffin during the team's playoff series.
From Twitter on Friday night, we can tell that Metta World was somewhere watching the Clippers Grizzlies Game 6 – he was tweeting insights throughout the game. He was showing his admiration for Matt Barnes’ play; Z-Bo’s inside game, etc. Then, directly in the middle of his tweet-casting of the game, he dropped one unrelated tweet. About your health. At the end of the day, he...
The frustration was written on their faces with about 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Clippers knew they needed a big comeback Friday night, but it just wasnt in them.
Their grand season of firsts ended with a 118-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, and the sight of Chris Paul leaving the floor with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left after getting his second technical...
Blake Griffin, who drew top billing during his rookie year with the Los Angeles Clippers -- and later increased his popularity by winning the Slam Dunk contest -- doesn’t mind taking a backseat to Chris Paul.
"Somebody tried to say last year, 'Man, you went from Batman to Robin real quick,'" Griffin said. "But honestly, to me, it was like, 'Batman and...
-It’s playoff basketball which mean players are banged up but will doing everything in their power to play. All you have to do is look at David Lee of the Golden State Warriors. Lee was ruled out of the playoffs a couple of days ago but he was cleared to play last night.
Lee checked into the game late in the 1st quarter and played a couple of minutes. Lee is the league’s leader...
Never has a Los Angeles meltdown been met with more high-fives in Dallas. Well, the sweep of the defending champion Lakers in two years back was pretty darn close.
But what's transpired for LaLa Land's two basketball franchises over the past couple of weeks has Mavericks fans absolutely giddy with hope.
Same goes for the front office, as a snowball's chance suddenly...