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Chris Paul (Finally) Traded To Clippers

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CP3 to Blake Griffin should be fun to watch.
CP3 to Blake Griffin should be fun to watch.

Well, it didn't last as long as the Melo-drama, but CP3-gate is finally over and done with.

Sources -- Los Angeles, New Orleans Hornets agree on Chris Paul trade

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a deal in principle with the league-owned New Orleans Hornets to acquire guard Chris Paul, according to sources close to the process. The Clippers, sources said, will send guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota's unprotected 2012 first-round pick to the Hornets for Paul. The Clippers will also receive two future second-round picks, according to sources.

The Magic have also notified teams that they are no longer looking to trade Dwight Howard. I guess a little bit of Big Baby was all they needed to keep him ...for now.

The really good news is that the rest of the league can now move on with their other trades and free agent deals that might have been bottle-necked with GM's waiting to find out where CP3 would land.

So, what do you think about the trade? I'm happy he didn't end up on the Lakers, though now I wonder if they'll land Dwight in the end.

Also, looking ahead, do you think Chris Paul actually signs long term in LA or does he bolt to play with one of his buddies after the year is up? Ok, I'll ask this too: Any chance he changes his mind and comes to Boston? I doubt it, but we'll see.

Update: Chris Paul is going to agree to not opt out after this year.

NBA trades Paul to Clippers - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

As part of the deal, Paul has agreed to not opt out of his contract after this season – allowing the Clippers to keep him at least through the 2013-14 season.