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Mavs' 1-Percent Chance At Paul Near 0 Percent

Mavs' 1-Percent Chance At Paul Near 0 Percent

In this space, the Mavs' chances of stealing Chris Paul from the Clippers was always characterized as a ‘One-Percent Thing.' Now that the Clippers have a deal to trade a No. 1 pick to Boston for coach Doc Rivers, the odds on Paul leaving likely becomes a ‘Zero-Percent Thing.' So where does Dallas turn next? Well, there's a Dwight problem now, too.

THE DEAL The Clippers on Sunday reached an agreement in principle to swap an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick for the rights to hire coach Doc Rivers, who turned his back on his Boston contract to receive a $7-million-a-year deal in LA. Does the CBA allow a team to trade for a coach? That's been a valid gray-area question during two weeks of drama involving these parties. And now...

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