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Among the upcoming class of free agents, there's no name that can trump Chris Paul's in terms of significance.
Paul, who led the Los Angeles Clippers to their first Pacific Division title in franchise history, did it all in his second season out West, averaging 16.9 points, 9.7 assists and a league-leading 2.4 steals per game.
While re-upping for five or six more years in L.A. would undoubtedly allow Paul and the Clippers to remain in contention for a championship, you have to wonder if the team's lack of postseason success these last two years has impacted Paul's thought process.
Although there aren't many title contenders with sizable cap room available this summer, a potential move to the Houston Rockets could be an intriguing one for Paul.
It's merely speculation, but according to HoopsHype, the Rockets only have $38,063,852 committed next season, which would allow them to make a legitimate run at Paul.
Paired up next to James Harden, the Rockets would instantly be in possession of the league's most talented backcourt.
Once free-agency gets underway on July 1, things could get very interesting for Paul and the Clippers.