NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets Have Zero Chance of Signing Chris Paul

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 06/19/17 04:48AM EDT

There were recent reports that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will talk to two other teams when he officially becomes a free agent. These are the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets. However, both squads must not be confident with their chances of landing the veteran All-Star. 

In the past few weeks, Paul leaving Los Angeles seems inevitable. The playmaker is expected to opt out of his current contract to test the free agency market this offseason. 

If there is a team that is viewed having the best chance to take Paul from the Clippers, it is the San Antonio Spurs. It is believed that the interest between the sides is mutual. San Antonio is unlikely alone in the Chris Paul sweepstakes. In a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, an NBA executive revealed that the 32-year-old is also planning to meet with the Rockets and Nuggets. 

Despite this, Houston and Denver should not get their hopes up. Indeed, having a chance to speak with Paul is a great opportunity, but Yahoo! Sports opined that these squads could be a bad fit for him. 

Paul to the Rockets sounds interesting since he will team up with another prominent star in James Harden. Although it was stated that Harden thrived as a point guard for Houston last season and this may bring problems.

Meanwhile, with the Nuggets, Paul is joining younger talents like center Nikola Jokic, plus guards Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. This is terrific for the squad because he can provide experience and leadership beneficial to the budding talents. Unfortunately, it is likely that "CP3" is looking to be a part of a title contender if he abandons Los Angeles. Denver, as of this moment, is far from being one. 

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