There was plenty of reaction from the Twittershere after news of Rockets trading for Chris Paul broke Wednesday morning.
The Rockets players who were included in the trade posted their farewells and excitement about heading to Los Angeles.
Let's get it Clippers!!! Let's get it!!!!— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) June 28, 2017
Houston, thanks for welcoming me with open arms. I gave my all every time I was on the court. Time to get to work for LA! #Clips— Sam Dekker (@dekker) June 28, 2017
Unfortunate to see Pat, Lou and Sam go, couldn't ask for better teammates! Good luck to you guys on your next journey— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) June 28, 2017
Those Bev-CP3 match-ups next year will be 🔥🔥🔥— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) June 28, 2017
Stars from around the world of sports also chimed in on Paul heading to H-Town.
Welcome to H-Town @CP3!— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 28, 2017
Now that the Rockets have added a second star to go along with James Harden, oddsmakers are examining what it means for the team's shot at challenging in the Western Conference.
Question: Can new CP3/Harden Rockets beat the Warriors or even the Spurs in a 7gm series? #khou11— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) June 28, 2017
There was some confusion at first as to whether "Cliff Paul" was part of the deal.
BREAKING: Cliff Paul reportedly inconsolable after finding out he is NOT part of the package moving to Houston. pic.twitter.com/F36iRShH31— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 28, 2017