The Houston Rockets are reportedly set to enter the NBA's super-team race.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Clippers will trade Chris Paul in a sign-and-trade to the Rockets to form an All-Star back-court with James Harden.
In return, the Rockets will send Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, and a 2018 first-round pick to the Clippers.
According to reports, Chris Paul is actually opting in to his contract option and forgoing free agency for a year. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the trade will cost Paul money in the short-term. However, according to NBA writer Nate Duncan, Paul will have Bird Rights with the Rockets next summer and could sign a full five-year max deal.
Paul's Bird rights go with him in the trade. Could be eligible to re-sign with the Rockets in the summer of 2018 for 5-years, about $205 mm
According to Wojnarowski, Paul and and Harden were "determined" to play together and the two teams found a way to make the plan happen.
Now, the Rockets seem poised to give the Golden State Warriors a run for their money in the Western Conference.
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