Is Chris Paul in his prime an elite PG? Of course, but he's physically not in his prime anymore... look at his numbers last year and the known injury issues. I think the price of Gordon was way too high, given how good Gordon is already, his young age, and how much he's improved each season. Is adding CP an upgrade at PG... of course, but at what cost? They were a better and deeper team with Billups at the point and the other pieces still on the team. The Clips blinked and Stern's tactics prevailed.