NBA players, basketball Twitter go crazy after Chris Paul reportedly traded to Rockets

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Wednesday June 28th, 2017

As if the NBA off-season needed any more intrigue, the Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Chris Paul.

After Paul told the Clippers he would be leaving for Houston in free agency, he reportedly opted-in for the final year of his contract so he could be traded to the Rockets instead.

As usual, basketball Twitter exploded after Adrian Wojnarowski (who else?) reported the deal. 

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade showed support for their close friend as he heads to a new team.

And then there was Paul Pierce. 

Brandon Jennings had plenty of thoughts on what this could mean.

Lou Williams and Sam Dekker—two of the players involved in the trade—found some humor in the situation.

While Paul and Patrick Beverley were a bit more sentimental.

There was also a small contingent that wondered what this will mean for DeAndre Jordan and the rest of the Clippers.

Although some think this move increases the chances the Clippers bring back Blake Griffin.

But like most things on Twitter, it was the jokes about how this could all go wrong that really stuck out.

There were plenty of people who don't see this trade meaning too much for the Rockets' postseason hopes and question how Paul and James Harden will mesh together.

But no matter what happens in April and May, the regular season pairing of Paul and Harden with Mike D'Antoni calling the shots is sure to cause opposing defenses fits.

Paul is set to enter his 13th season in the NBA. 

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