Player’s agent tells interested teams not to bother with further offers.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul is set to stay with his current side with clubs interested in acquiring the playmaker’s services for next season told to back off.
The edict has put to bed speculation if Paul would move from the improving Clippers side he has helped transform into a contender in the NBA Western Conference in the past two seasons.
The arrival of Doc Rivers from Boston helped seal the deal with the former Celtics leader meeting with Paul about staying with the side.
It seems the talk did the trick as Paul prepares to ink a new deal, putting to end speculation cashed-up clubs such as Dallas, Atlanta and Houston would try and team him together with the other big-name free agent this off-season, Dwight Howard.
Paul has in recent weeks expressed his disappointment with the Clipper front office, after it was implied the All-Star had a hand in the club failing to offer former coach Vinny Del Negro a new deal.
While Paul did not publicly express his desire to see Del Negro leave the organisation, he did not back him either, saying he would stay out of the negotiations all together.
But with Rivers coming on board as coach and president of basketball operations, Paul has found a friend in the front-office who is willing to build around the point man so the Clipper can make a run at the title in the next season or two.