JR Smith's reaction to Chris Paul trade: 'League is in a frenzy because...'

JR Smith's reaction to Chris Paul trade: 'League is in a frenzy because...'

On Wednesday morning, the Rockets and Clippers reportedly agreed to a trade that will send Chris Paul to Houston.

Shortly thereafter, Cavs guard J.R. Smith offered his thoughts:

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"It's just the way the league is going," Smith told Aaron Torres of The Washington Post. "The league is in a frenzy because of the Warriors."

Since the Warriors won the NBA Finals (in addition to the Clippers sending Paul to the Rockets):

- The Celtics traded the No. 1 pick in the draft to the 76ers
- The Clippers brought in Jerry West as a consultant 
- The Timberwolves acquired Jimmy Butler
- The Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell to the Nets
- The Knicks and Phil Jackson parted ways
- David Griffin and the Cavs parted ways
- The Hawks traded Dwight Howard to the Hornets
- Paul George is reportedly on his way out of Indiana
- The Celtics are reportedly going to make a run at Gordon Hayward and George
- Teams are reportedly going to try and pluck Andre Iguodala away from the Warriors

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And free agency doesn't even begin for a couple more days.

Smith struggled mightily in Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals -- 3 points and 0 points respectively.

But he bounced back and averaged just under 19 points over the next three games and went 17-for-27 from 3-point territory.

Smith is due about $13.8 million next season, about $14.7 million in 2018-19 and has a partial guarantee in 2019-20.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Kevin Durant plans to sign 'later in the month'

Report: Kevin Durant plans to sign 'later in the month'

Don't expect Kevin Durant to re-sign soon after free agency opens.

The 2017 NBA Finals MVP plans to wait until the Warriors complete other moves first, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Free agency officially commences at 9:01pm PT on Friday, June 30 (which is tecnically July 1 on the east coast)

According to ESPN, Durant plans to re-sign "later in the month."

If you haven't heard already -- Durant will reportedly opt out, become a free agent and then re-sign with the Warriors for less than the max.

Why? Because he is willing to do what it takes to give Golden State the necessary resources to re-sign players such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.

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Iguodala is reportedly going to be a hot commodity on the open market.

But as Monte Poole wrote on Tuesday: "It won’t be easy to pry Iguodala away."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller