The status of Chris Paul has been a question since Houston’s dramatic Western Conference Semi-Finals loss to Golden State.
Being an aging point guard on a bad contract, his tension with James Harden was the last straw for GM Daryl Morey, who quickly went to work finding a new home for the disgruntled star.
After weeks of soul-searching, the Rockets struck a deal with the Thunder, who entered panic-mode following the departure of their own star.
Now, Chris Paul is Sam Presti’s problem, and it will not be one that goes away easy. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, one team that was favored to land Paul (the Heat) are not showing a lot of enthusiasm to strike a deal for him.
Less than a day after acquiring Chris Paul from Houston, Oklahoma City is trying to trade him to the Heat, according to an ESPN report.
A league source told the Miami Herald that the Heat will listen and do due diligence on the matter, but that the Heat does not have strong interest and is not aggressively pursuing a trade for Paul at this time.
As for other suitors, no other teams have been named as of yet. It seems likely Paul will eventually agree to a buyout, where he will find his way onto a contender.
The Lakers, Clippers, and Sixers could emerge as potential destinatiuons for the 9x All-Star.