Just a few random thoughts from another crazy post NBA lockout day, just a couple days until camps open. I couldn't figure out how to write my usual 1200 words on any one subject. Here are some things (including Chris Paul updates) that caught my eye on Twitter and in the news today, particularly as they impact the Los Angeles Clippers:
- The big news in the Paul trade is the major backpedaling reporters are doing about the offers made by the Warriors and the Clippers. Whereas on Monday it was pretty widely reported that the Warriors had offered Stephen Curry, and first reported and then denied that the Clippers had offered Eric Gordon, as of today the word is that neither of those 2010 Team USA Gold Medalists were in fact made available; certainly not without an extension from Paul, and in the Clippers case, reportedly not under any circumstances. This latter makes a large number of Citizens in Clips Nation very happy (citizens that may be a tad delusional, I might add). The fact that the Warriors have publicly disavowed offering Curry is great news as well - the price is suddenly much lower. The Hornets may decide to wait in the hopes that offers will get better, but for now it seems like the arms race reports on Monday were exaggerated - the Clippers don't have to (and will not) mortgage the store to trade for CP3.