Chris Paul on trade to Houston Rockets: 'It was time for a change'

Newly-minted Houston Rocket Chris Paul said he’s a person who is “not big on change,” but the All-Star point guard has been forced to embrace a plethora of change since being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the championship-aspiring Rockets.

In an interview with ESPN’s The Undefeated, Paul said his move away from “Lob City” was good not just for him but also for the organization. The Clippers traded Paul to Houston — after Paul opted in to the final year of his contract — in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and a 2018 first round pick among other assets, hardly coming up empty handed despite losing the face of their franchise.

“It had nothing to do with who was in L.A., but more to do with who was in Houston,” Paul said of the move. “I feel like the last six years we’ve had a great run. I felt like it was not only a good time for change for me, but for the team, too. Everyone says, ‘We get killed. We can’t get there. We just can’t get over…

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