The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement on a trade for LA Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul, sources told ESPN. The Rockets will send Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams and a top-three protected 2018 first-round pick to the Clippers in exchange for Paul. Paul had been planning to decline the player option on his contract and wanted to play with Rockets All-Star James Harden, according to The Vertical, which first reported the trade. Paul met with the Clippers on Tuesday and didn’t like what he heard from the team, sources say. He informed them Tuesday night that…
Stephen A. Smith joins First Take from vacation to celebrate Phil Jackson leaving the New York Knicks.
In SI’s 2017 NBA draft recap, they discuss LaVar Ball, the Knicks’ decision to draft French Frank and not trade Prozingis, and the best and worst picks. Kenny Ducey breaks down the social media perspective of the draft, including Markelle Fultz’s Instagram fail, LaVar Ball interacting with fans, and more. Plus, they look at how the Jimmy Butler trade will impact both the Timberwolves and the Bulls.