Report: Spurs plan to pursue Clippers' Paul

Ashish Mathur

It's been reported that the San Antonio Spurs may pursue Chris Paul, and it appears the Los Angeles Clippers are taking those reports seriously.

Paul, 32, can opt out of a contract that is due to pay him more than $24 million next season. A 6-foot-0 point guard, Paul averaged 18.1 points and 9.2 assists last season.

But some around the league are saying he believes the Clippers have gone about as far as they can go in the Lob City era of Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

There have also been reports shooting guard J.J. Redick is likely to leave the team in free agency.

Others believe it's all talk and the Clippers will try to retool around their stars (Carmelo Anthony, anyone?) and give it another run under coach Doc Rivers.

Meanwhile, the Spurs are looking to add backcourt help following the clear decline in play from point guard Tony Parker and the possible retirement of Manu Ginobili.