Report: Chris Paul to the Clippers is happening after all
What is unclear is what changed between when this same trade package was vetoed earlier in the week.
Paul had made it clear he would not sign a long-term extension with the New Orleans Hornets. His preferred trade destination, New York, wasn't going to happen because the Knicks lack the parts to pull off a blockbuster. Instead, the Hornets agreed to deal Paul to the Lakers as part of a three-team deal that was eventually killed by Commissioner David Stern.
On Monday the Clippers and Hornets agreed to a deal, but it too was apparently shot down because the league, who currently owns the Hornets, wanted the Clippers to include Eric Bledsoe in the deal.
When it looked like the Paul deal wouldn't happen, the Clippers signed free agent point guard Chauncey Billups, who had been amnestied by the Knicks. It's unclear what role he will play with the Clippers with Paul, arguably the best point guard in the league, on board.
In six seasons Paul has averaged 18.7 points and 9.9 assists per game. He has led the league in assists twice and steals three times so far in his career.
In eight NBA seasons Kaman averages 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Gordon is arguably the most important cog in the trade. Last season, his third in the NBA out of Indiana, he averaged 22.3 points per game.
Aminu started 14 games during his rookie season last year out of Wake Forest, and averaged 5.3 points per game.
Paul and forward Blake Griffin are expected to be paired to create one of the league's most exciting tandems.