It has become sort of an open secret that Chris Paul is going to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul, is a free agent after the season and while there has been some speculation as to where his future lies, it’s expected that he’ll sign a max deal with the team and be back throwing lobs to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan next season.
Unfortunately, for backup point guard Eric Bledsoe, with Paul re-signing and the fact that Chauncey Billups is expected to return next season, that means he’s going to be the odd man out.
According to a story via ESPN Los Angeles, Paul says that Bledsoe is too good to be his backup.
“Bled is one of the best guards in our league,” Paul said after practice Sunday. “I’ve said it all season long. I’m enjoying playing with him right now because there’s no way he can be here next year because we probably won’t have enough money to pay him. He should be a starting point guard in this league next year.”
That was a rather blunt but realistic picture that Paul just painted of what Bledsoe’s future looks like, if he does indeed re-sign which that comment is clearly alluding to. We’ll see how it all unfolds.