Woj: Clippers seem like Paul's perfect place

Ashish Mathur

Chris Paul has been linked to the San Antonio Spurs over the past week, but it seems more like the Los Angeles Clippers guard will actually return to the Los Angeles Clippers.

That's the latest from the rumor mill, as Paul can exercise an early-termination clause in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.

Per CBS Sports:

The Spurs are reportedly exploring the feasibility of a massive acquisition of Paul, but the odds of the stars aligning for San Antonio reportedly aren’t realistic according to Adrian Wojnarowski, who appeared on CBS Sports Radio on Sunday with Gary Parrish to discuss where Paul might land.

Wojnarowski added that the Spurs would have to do quite a bit of reshaping the roster to actually be able to pair Paul with the likes of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.

He also told CBS Sports radio:

“I’ve spent a lot of time around the Spurs this spring. They would have to just tear up that entire payroll. It’s almost unlike anything the Spurs would’ve done or would do to even have a chance at him. I mean, they’d have to really gut the roster. And to do that for a 30-plus year old point guard, who has a couple great years left, there’s no question — I think there’s more pressure on the Clippers to have to re-sign him than for the Spurs to turn their whole franchise over to make a run at him.”

Paul on the Spurs? Yeah, if could happen. But so could Paul on the Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks (OK, not really) or a few other places.

But the Clippers still make the most sense for Paul, and that may be where he ends up in the actual end.