The LA Times reports that Chris Paul will meet with three teams this offseason: the Clippers, Nuggets, and Rockets. Rumors have swirled relentlessly about Paul’s interest in playing for the San Antonio Spurs over the past couple of weeks, in large part due to these tweets from Marc Stein.
League sources tell me that Chris Paul intends to give San Antonio serious consideration in free agency if he decides to leave the Clippers.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 2, 2017
The Clippers, I'm told, take the threat of a Spurs free-agent pursuit of Chris Paul very seriously despite SA's current lack of cap space.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 26, 2017
Although there’s no shortage of outlets reporting and re-reporting that Paul has set up three meetings, RealGM indicates that San Antonio will also be sitting down with him, although they name no sources, nor mention having any.
So as much buzz as we have seen about the Spurs and Paul having mutual interest, there is no one saying that they’ve been told that the two parties will be getting together this offseason. But knowing PATFO as we do, is it really all that surprising?