May 27, 2017, 5:04 pm
Marc Stein: The Clippers are “widely regarded as strong favorites” to keep Chris Paul and Blake Griffin (toe).
The Clippers have a financial advantage over competing teams trying to sign both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul next year. However, this won’t stop teams pursuing them as the Clippers have fell short yet again this year after high expectations. The Clippers “regard the threat of San Antonio signing away Paul as a legitimate concern”, and his decision may influence whether Blake also remains in Los Angeles. The Clippers will still able to offer both him and Chris more money when free agency begins on July 1.