The first round of NBA Playoffs is finally over. Some of the teams were successful in qualifying for the second round while others are eliminated in an instant. Among the teams who are on the brink of breaking up their nucleus are the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul George And Blake Griffin To Form The New Dynamic Duo?
About two weeks ago, when the Indiana Pacers were swept by the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers, there were various rumors stating that Paul George might have played his last game as a Pacer. These rumors intensified when an ex-Pacer and former teammate of Paul George stated that he wanted to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
This is not the first time that the versatile player was involved in certain trade talks. However, him going to the City of Angels thus makes sense. For those who are not familiar, Paul George grew up in Los Angeles area. He even stated before that he is a die hard fan of purple and gold.
The Lakers will surely have a busy offseason in getting the right players to join their team. Aside from Paul George, Blake Griffin is speculated to join the Lakers if his contract doesn’t work with the Clippers. There is no question that the Los Angeles Clippers are the most hyped team for the past five years. The only problem is, they weren’t successful in any of their post-season bid. Blake Griffin has been plagued by injuries and most of the NBA Analysts think the Clippers should not build around the power forward. The most recent trade rumor about Blake Griffin is, he will likely be traded to Los Angeles Lakers to join Paul George in creating the new dynamic duo.
The End Of An Era For Chris Paul
Lastly, the sad case of Chris Paul and his expedition of gold. When the Clippers brought CP3 to the team, it was only a matter of time until the Clippers are destined to have their own championship banner. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out as planned. Due to multiple injuries with his teammates, specifically Blake Griffin, the Clippers were considered as a mediocre team instead of being contenders. With their season over, Chris Paul has made it clear that he wants to win a ring. Clippers already made a lucrative offer to Chris Paul but sources state that the multiple All-Star turned it down and verbally agrees with San Antonio Spurs.