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Chris Paul said it was time for a change.
Lawrence Frank said the team wanted Paul and Paul wanted to leave.
Austin Rivers said there was no problem between he and Paul.
Now Doc Rivers says that the Los Angeles Clippers first found out that Paul wanted to be traded to the Houston Rockets from Paul’s agent.
“We met with (Paul), but he didn’t tell us,” Rivers told The Undefeated. “We just met with him and then his agent told us. Listen, it wasn’t like it was hard to figure it out. … We met. We had a very good meeting overall. The main reason he left was because of James Harden. He went down the road with this team and it didn’t work. He wanted to try it with another team. Contractually, it was going to be close enough.”
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