Point guard Chris Paul reportedly told the Los Angeles Clippers he will decline the player option on his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
This comes after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Blake Griffin will also opt out of his contract with the team to become a free agent.
According to ESPN.com, Paul will wait until the last possible day he can to officially opt out of his deal (June 29) but still plans on doing so, which will make him and Griffin free agents on July 1.
Paul is 32 years old and has never advanced past the second round of the NBA playoffs, but he is still one of the best point guards of his generation. He won the 2005-06 Rookie of the Year and is a nine-time All-Star and an eight-time member of an All-NBA team, four of which were first teams. Bleacher Report