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Marques Johnson on Chris Paul joining the Clippers.
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This is Marcus -- by exports that come. Talking about the Chris Paul trade to the Los Angeles Clippers of the Clippers gave up an awful lot then and in particular Eric Gordon's. Will be 23 years old on Christmas Day in the he's the guy that's gonna averaged twenty to 25 points a game in the NBA for the next ten years so that. That that that's substantial that that that's a lot of talent to give up Chris Kaman and it's expiring contract also. Don't into the deal along with about the player the Minnesota the Timberwolves number one's draft pick unprotected. Which a lot of people still might be a number one pick I don't think -- but it could Timberwolves. Will be much better than that this season but that's an awful lot to give up which you get these pieces Chris Paul. Who didn't give -- but 1819 point to gain eleven or twelve assists per game and what he does he brings star power to go along -- Blake Griffin. For the Clippers that would end at that. It is a good move this basketball team especially when you got a guy like Chris Paul no what -- the things he does best he is terrific throw and allow Patrick but you could just imagine. Blake Griffin coming down on that right wing Chris Paul with a basketball a little more. He's got a great break Blake Griffin road and data right -- -- that -- at the top of the square then Blake grip in the -- freaky Duncan wonders. So does the rest. LA is going to be so so pumped and hide behind this trade. In the Clippers they may have surpass the Lakers get in terms of books and -- Daniel bear and you think about the Clippers. And this -- -- just starting -- but -- beat Nikolay but look small forward Blake Griffin at the power forward got big Jordan that are can't be Billups Chris Paul in the backcourt. That is a playoff contending maybe cap we have fourteen in the Western Conference -- -- -- lineup -- the Clippers can put on the floor. I think it was a good move for the Clippers -- the only down facts. You know Chris Paul has decided to not exercise the option and stay in Los Angeles where at least two years you've got to keep -- longer than that. That in for the long term after those two years or don't know it was not a good deal because he gave up so much and getting him but in the short term a great deal for the Los Angeles Clippers.