Clips' Griffin, Paul to become FAs

Clips' Griffin, Paul to become FAs

Clips' Griffin, Paul to become FAs

The decision allows both players to become unrestricted free agents as soon as July 1. But the Clippers' nagging inability to dodge injuries and reach the conference finals even once in Paul's five seasons there has given interested suitors such as San Antonio hope that he will strongly consider external interest.

The Clippers will be able to offer him a five-year deal worth an estimated $180 million, while other teams would be handcuffed at a four-year, roughly $130 million. Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per-game. He averaged 18.1 points and 9.2 assists in 61 games in 2016-17.

Recently the #Los Angeles Clippers power forward #Blake Griffin stated that he wants to opt-out of his contract with the team.

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, is would earn about $24 million next season. Paul could earn up to $205 million if he opts to re-sign with the franchise, $52 million more than he could earn if he signs elsewhere. He has been linked to many teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.

The Los Angeles Clippers could look much different next season.

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Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the National Basketball Association on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Caldwell-Pope is a restricted free agent.

Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police say he was spotted going about 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone about 2:50 a.m. March 29 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Paul along with JJ Redick will become free agents this summer. Afflalo will get $1.5 million instead. After a field sobriety test, he was arrested and a breathalyzer test displayed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08.

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