Huge NBA news broke Wednesday morning when Adrian Wojnarowski reported a Chris Paul trade to the Houston Rockets. Twitter obviously went bonkers, and everyone had an opinion on the matter, including Paul’s NBA peers.
Here are some of the best reactions from players around the Association.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2017
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 28, 2017
Football might be GOD(not literally) NBA offseason is number 1!!!!!
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 28, 2017
NOTHING LIKE NBA FREE AGENCY!!!
— Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) June 28, 2017
What's going on NBA world lol? I finish a workout and CP a rocket ?
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 28, 2017
Cp3 to Houston Wow. I seen the plot .. John wick
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) June 28, 2017
To the ? Wow!! Emoji game in point ??
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 28, 2017
Is it too late to lock CP in a house ????♂️
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) June 28, 2017
Not sure about cp3 playing with Harden !
— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) June 28, 2017
Former NBA big man Chris Taft, along with Jay Williams, asked the questions we were all thinking.
Wait wait wait CP3 traded to Houston Rockets whattttttttt????? So does Harden go back to shooting guard and CP3 is in Nash role now????
— Chris Taft (@BlessedTaft) June 28, 2017
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) June 28, 2017
Patrick Beverly, one of the Houston Rockets players moved to Los Angeles in the trade, issued an emotional statement after the news broke.
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) June 28, 2017
Needless to say, this trade invoked some varied responses around the league.
We really do wonder if this trade will in any way affect the balance of power in the west. The Rockets were hell bent on changing their fortunes after falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs this past year. Does Paul give them enough to overcome the Spurs and Golden State Warriors? Probably not.