Chris Paul is the hottest target in free agency this summer, and the Los Angeles Clippers will be desperate to keep the best point guard in the league in town. Most have assumed that Paul would be leaning towards staying with the Clippers, but reports are now saying that he is upset with the organization.
“He’s angry right now and his anger is directed toward the Clippers organization,” the source said. “Chris is a man of principle and if he feels like you’ve gone against his principles, it will affect how he feels about you. He’s very agitated that his name has been put out there as the reason for Vinny’s firing. He had nothing to do with it.”
This is not particularly encouraging for the Clippers. The future of the franchise essentially depends on Paul’s decision and the last thing the team wants is for their superstar to be upset with the team.
However, considering the situation, the Clippers should still be considered front-runners in landing Paul’s signature. They can offer him significantly more money and a longer contract, and as Paul is not getting any younger he would probably welcome the job seurity.