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Lakers, Clippers eyeing Chris Paul in free agency sweepstakes

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Chris Paul, coming off a stint with the Golden State Warriors, is poised to hit free agency, drawing interest from both Los Angeles teams—the Lakers and Clippers.

The Warriors have until June 28 to decide on guaranteeing Paul’s contract for the 2024-25 season, with his potential free agency looming thereafter.

According to NBA insider Marc Stein, Paul’s desire to stay close to his family in L.A. is a significant factor driving interest from both the Clippers and Lakers.

Despite his strong ties with LeBron James, there are mixed sentiments within the Lakers organization about pursuing Paul.

Adding intrigue, the Lakers’ new head coach, JJ Redick, shares a history with Paul from their time together with the Clippers.

Paul, 39, contributed 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game during the last season with the Warriors.

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