Chris Kaman, Al Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledose, Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round pick and Eric Gordon. That’s what David Stern and the League wanted for Chris Paul.
If you’d pull the trigger on this deal you probably live in New Orleans or are a Hornets fan that has come to the realization that Chris Paul is probably skipping town for greener pastures.
Or you’re a crazed Clippers fan who is obsessed with the idea that Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could be suiting up together in something that’s not the All-Star game or a charity game.
Overall you might have regretted this. The reason for the deal being nixed before Stern could give a verdict on is that the Clippers thought it was too high of a price to pay for the All-Star Point Guard.
Gordon is a ridiculous season away from being third in the two-guard pecking order behind Kobe and D-Wade. Minnesota’s first-round pick could be the first name that the commissioner calls out on draft day. Kaman is probably going somewhere with DeAndre Jordon getting a monster contract. Bledsoe and Farouq Aminu are both good young talents. Overall this is a lot for any player no matter if his name is Kobe or Darko.