The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly out of the Chris Paul sweepstakes after yanking Lamar Odom from the proposed deal to send him to the Dallas Mavericks, but that doesn't mean Paul isn't heading for Los Angeles. With the Lakers moving on, the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly the favorite to land Paul, though the process still has a ways to go. This all happened after the original deal for Paul, a three-team trade involving the Hornets, Lakers and Rockets, was vetoed by the NBA, forcing all three teams to head back to the drawing board.
Now, ESPN's Marc Stein says the other Los Angeles team is very in the mix for Paul.
Sources close to the situation tell ESPN that Clippers have emerged as "early frontrunner" to acquire CP3 now that Lakers out of running
Whether the Clippers continue to be the frontrunner, however, remains to be seen. But at this point, the Lakers loss, reportedly by choice, could end up being the Clippers game.
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