The NBA has stopped Chris Paul from going to Los Angeles once again. The NBA, which owns Chris Paul’s team, The New Orleans Hornets has decided that The Clippers offer for Paul was not substantial enough.
The NBA asked that The Clippers include leading scorer, Eric Gordon to a package that already included former All-Star center Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe and a first round draft pick, but the Clippers were not ready to give up Gordon.
The Clippers found the demands “too steep,” according to one source close to the process, even after Paul told the Clippers he would invoke the 2012-13 option in his contract as part of the trade, ensuring that L.A. would have him next to Blake Griffin for at least two seasons.
If the deal isn’t revisited, the Clippers could try to sign Gordon to an extension and pursue other moves to build around Griffin.