4 NBA Teams That Could Steal Chris Paul from LA Clippers

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4 NBA Teams That Could Steal Chris Paul from LA Clippers
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Chris Paul will enter free agency this summer, and the leading candidate to sign him would appear to be the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul seems happy there and the team is winning. But he's not a lock to stay. Other teams will be courting him. 

Reasons to stay in Los Angeles aren't hard to find. He has great chemistry with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. He has a team with as much depth as any point guard could ask for. He is on a true title contender. 

On the other hand, the coaching of Vinnie Del Negro is not special. The team is winning based on immense talent, not coaching, and that could catch up with them again in the postseason. 

Furthermore, the Clippers' Donald Sterling is considered by many to be the most despicable owner in sports. He's an alleged racist.  He's heckled his own team from the sideline.

Then there's this beauty from former GM, Elgin Baylor, as told to ESPN's J.A. Adande,

During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that Donald Sterling would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling’s attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room.

So there's a chance that Paul might not be happy with some things, but is keeping that beneath the surface. Because of that, he might be open to exploring other options in the offseason. There are a few teams which might have enough to entice him to sign. 

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