Clippers' Chris Paul declines option, will become unrestricted free agent

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THE end of the Lob City era looms for the Los Angeles Clippers after Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have made a decision to test free agency, notifying the team they are opting out of the final year of their contract.

Teammate Blake Griffin has also informed the franchise of his decision to opt out of his deal, reportedly growing exhausted of playing alongside Paul after several conflicts between the two.

Despite the move the Clippers could still sign CP3 and Griffin when they hit the market do to the teams financial situation.

Five-time all-star Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds last season, but has been plagued by injuries over the past 3 seasons. He had just under $21.4 million remaining on his deal.

The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the top teams in the Western Conference after the team drafted Blake Griffin in 2009.

The Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and perhaps even his hometown team of Oklahoma City will be after Griffin.

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If either re-sign with the Clippers, they are set for huge paydays, with Griffin potentially earning $175million and Paul $205million over five years, per The LA Times.

Griffin will enter the free-agency period that starts July 1 recovering from another injury.

Caldwell-Pope's suspension will take place for the first two games in which he is physically able to play during the 2017-18 campaign.

Arron Afflalo has become a free agent after the Kings placed the guard on waivers.

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was suspended for two games without pay by the National Basketball Association on Friday for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Caldwell-Pope was arrested in March after being pulled over for driving 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone, according to police. Afflalo will get $1.5 million instead. He was arrested after a field sobriety test.

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