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Jerry West Discusses Chris Paul and Clippers Offseason on Dan Patrick Show

The Clippers’ biggest offseason splash so far looks ahead to future splashes to come.

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New Clippers consultant Jerry West, freshly poached from the Warriors, called in to The Dan Patrick Show this morning to discuss his new job and the Clippers’ offseason outlook.

When asked whether he had reached out to Chris Paul yet to discuss free agency, West replied that he hadn’t, saying that it would be “premature” on his part to do so. However, he expressed his hope that CP3 would be a part of the Clippers future, pouring praise upon the Point God.

“I have unbelievable respect for him,” West said. “He’s one of those elite players that come along every once in a while... He’s been not only one of the best point guards in the league, but one of the best defenders at his position that I think I’ve ever seen.”

West echoed his comments from yesterday’s introductory press conference, saying that his first order of business was to try and help retain the Clippers’ three key free agents and that his role in LA would be similar to his previous gig in Golden State, now reporting to Doc Rivers and Lawrence Frank.

West’s full interview is available below.