Chris Paul won't leave that money behind, no way, no how. I think he's resigned to the fact that he won't win a ring in his career. He would be leaving nearly 80 million on the table, that ain't gonna happen. He likes L.A. and his family like it here too. Chris Paul will sign the super max deal and be their first retired number. Aside from that, he won't be winning anything else.
The Clippers should've traded Griffin two years ago (when I said to and everyone was freaking out on me about it). now they're going to have a tough time selling a team on a high value for a player who can't make it through the playoffs. I can see Griffin finding his way to OKC, provided they can make the room for him. I would think there will be a lot of teams not on the cusp of winning looking to get him, but teams who are looking to get a name to fill seats. The Knicks come to mind.
I can see Redick going, and soon after Crawford finding his way to greener pastures. Rivers is going to have a tough time resisting Orlando if they throw him a monster deal. Even if he stays he has to give up the GM position, he's terrible at it and it's distracting from coaching a team. And then Jordan will come up[ in free agency too. What to do with him now? He's proven he is a decent tool to have on the toolbox but is he a super max kind of player. He'll think he is, but will the Clippers be willing to spend 400 mil on him and Paul? Yikes.
The Clippers are on the verge of complete collapse. The thing is they could've avoided this by simply coming to terms with the flop that Griffin is years ago. Had they traded him when he was higher in value, they would've gotten a king's ransom in return and set themselves up for years of winning and contending.
Oh well, it's the Clippers. I'm glad to see them lose. I'm glad to see them struggle and I'm glad that they're cute little run (or whatever you wanna call it) is all but over.