With the trade deal between the Celtics and the Clippers reportedly dead, it doesn't appear Doc Rivers will be the next head coach of the Clippers, but that doesn't necessarily mean Chris Paul won't return to the team. Paul didn't object when the deal fell through, according to a report from Sports City.
Paul is scheduled to become a free agent on July 1, but was a "lock" to re-sign with Los Angeles if the Clippers acquired Rivers and Kevin Garnett, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Now that the deal has fallen apart, Paul's status is back in limbo, but the fact he didn't object to Los Angeles' decision to not include two first round picks could be a good sign for the Clippers.
According to the report from Sports City, the Clippers were in contact with Paul throughout the negotiations. The deal reportedly fell through because Los Angeles was only willing to include one first-round pick and Boston wanted two. Considering the value of a late first-round pick in the NBA Draft, you'd have to think the Clippers would have met Boston's demands if Paul said he would depart unless the deal got done.
Whether or not Paul's lack of objection means he's still likely to re-sign with the Clippers remains to be seen, but Los Angeles will find out soon enough.