Kennedy On Paul, Williams, Beasley, Ebanks

Despite turning down a three-year, $60MM offer from the Clippers when free agency started, Chris Paul is acting like someone who plans on staying in Los Angeles for a long time, writes reporter Alex Kennedy. Paul has been working the phones and setting up face to face meetings with free agents, selling them on joining him for a chance at winning multiple championships. Paul is eligible after the 2012/13 season to sign a five-year, $110MM contract should the Clippers offer it.

  • As Deron Williams waits to see what the Nets do with Dwight Howard, several other point guard free agents, such as Steve Nash, Goran Dragic, and Jeremy Lin should sign with their desired teams shortly after Williams makes his move. 
  • Michael Beasley, an unrestricted free agent after the Timberwolves chose not to extend him a qualifying offer, is being courted by several teams, including the Bobcats, Grizzlies, Lakers, Mavericks, Suns, and Pistons.
  • The Magic, Thunder, Hawks, Sixers, and Nets are all interested in signing restricted free agent Devin Ebanks


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