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NBA Free Agency 2017: Chris Paul wants to play with the San Antonio Spurs?

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Even though we haven't even reached the Finals, the NBA rumor mill is turning like crazy.

One such rumor that has picked up traction over the past couple of weeks involves LA Clippers star point guard Chris Paul and his playing future.

CP3 is a 9-time All-Star, 4-time All-NBA First Teamer, and was the Rookie of the Year in 2006. What's missing from Paul's illustrious trophy cabinet? An NBA title.

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During an interview with ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz on his podcast on Tuesday, colleague Zach Lowe said he thinks there are serious talks behind the rumors that Paul will go to the San Antonio Spurs next season.

"There's been a lot of rumblings about Chris Paul, and I think that's real," Lowe says. "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."

Chris Paul recently turned 32 years of age, and despite how great his production is as a veteran, time is slowly running out for the Wake Forest product. Will he decide to take his talents to the Alamo and replace the ailing Tony Parker in hopes of capturing that elusive title, or will he stay put in Los Angeles, running the risk of finishing up his career without an NBA ring, much like other legends such as Karl Malone and Reggie Miller?

Time will tell this upcoming offseason.