Clippers Closing in on Deal for Chris Paul

According to ESPN's Chris Broussard and Marc Stein, Chris Paul will be heading to Los Angeles, but to the Clippers and not the Lakers. CP3 and Blake Griffin together would be pretty sick, but the sides seem to be arguing as to whether Eric Bledsoe will be included in the deal.

The New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers submitted a multiplayer blockbuster deal to the NBA on Sunday that would send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Los Angeles, a source with knowledge of the discussions said Monday.

But the trade as presented has one hitch: The league, which owns the Hornets, wanted Eric Bledsoe, while the Clippers want to keep their point guard, the source said.

The deal would be done if the league hadn't asked for Bledsoe, according to the source.

The trade as submitted would cost the Clippers guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman and forward Al-Farouq Aminu. It would also include Minnesota's first-round draft pick in 2012.