Celtics Talk: How The Chris Paul To Houston Trade Could Affect The Boston Celtics
On Wednesday we had a Mother of all Woj Bombs dropped on the NBA community.
Adrain Wojnarowksi of the Vertical reported via Twitter that the Los Angeles Clippers were trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.
Paul had intended to opt-out of his contract with LA. But after informing management he was considering Houston, he opted back in for LA to trade him to the Rockets.
After Chris Paul agreed to opt-in on contract, Clippers are trading All-Star guard to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell @TheVertical
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 28, 2017
This deal could affect the Boston Celtics in more ways than one. First of all this trade makes Houston a legitimate contender out in the West. The question will be how will Paul and James Harden mesh, but they were determined to play together so maybe they will be a good pair.
But with Harden being the primary point guard in Houston and Paul being an all-star point guard in his own right it will be interesting to see how they play together.
The other interesting way this could affect Boston is weather or not it makes Blake Griffin more or less likely to re-sign with the Clippers.
Funny enough, many Celtics fans might remember Doc Rivers leaving the franchise to avoid a multi-year rebuild after the dismantling of the big 3. But now with the Clippers if Griffin leaves that is exactly what Doc will be looking at in LA.
Even though this trade doesn’t directly affect Boston, there are always storylines that will run with it. Danny Ainge could change his strategy based on this trade or future moves that are likely to come in result of it.