Originally posted on Sorts of Sports  |  Last updated 12/14/11

Did the NBA have an agenda? Who knows, but Chris Paul is headed to Los Angeles to play with one of the league's best superstars. We all thought it was going to be Kobe Bryant, but Paul is taking his talents to the barbers as he joins the Blake Show and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers (see what I did there?)

The trade sends some talent and potential future talent to New Orleans, or wherever they move to. The key piece that the Hornets get in return is up and comming star, Eric Gordon. Gordon averaged near 23 points per game with more than four assists and one steal a game. It will be better than Paul's 16 ppg, but his 10 assists and 2.5 steals per game will be missed. In return the Hornets also get big man, Chris Kaman, and Al-Farouq Aminu, along with next year's first round pick via Minnesota, which could easily be a top 5 pick in one of the deepest projected drafts in the history of the NBA.

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