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Chris Paul Reportedly Has Interest In Joining The Spurs

The All-Star point guard might have interest in leaving L.A. for San Antonio.

Chris Paul is a free agent this summer.

The Los Angeles Clippers' nine-time NBA All-Star is expected by most to re-sign with the franchise, but he reportedly has some interest in another Western Conference power.

ESPN's Zach Lowe believes Paul and the Spurs have "mutual interest."

Lowe spoke of the possibility on his podcast.

"There's been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that's real," Lowe said . "I think there's mutual interest there. I don't know how real it is given the Clippers can offer a gigantic amount of money and are also a really good team; and the Spurs, like I said, have no sort of cap flexibility to get there. I'm very curious about what they do this summer and who's on the team next year."

Staying in L.A. is what's best financially. Paul can sign a five-year deal worth $205 million - a number far bigger than any other team can offer.

Joining the Spurs could be what's best for his NBA title pursuit, though. And at 32, his prime years are likely close to being over. Teaming up with Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich could propel San Antonio into a class that can compete with Golden State.

San Antonio's front office would have to make some serious roster moves to make room for Paul and his max contract for this to happen.

It's a storyline that's very much watching this summer.