The NBA rumors were flying frequently over the past week with the 2017 NBA Draft and potential trades being discussed with star players and their various landing spots. On Thursday, two major All-Stars from the Los Angeles Clippers both opted out of their player options for their contracts. Here are the latest details for Clippers' stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, as well as possible destinations for these two players.

CP3, Griffin opt out

As reported by various sources including Hot New Hip Hop, both Griffin and Paul will opt out of their player options for their NBA contracts for next season.

That allows the two All-Stars to test out free agency as soon as it begins July 1st. Both players may choose to seek out a situation where they can play for a team with a better chance at contending for an NBA Championship.

This particular news doesn't come as a major surprise. Both teams have been mentioned often in free agency or trade rumors over the past season. In particular, rumors about Chris Paul have heated up in the past weeks and months, suggesting that the San Antonio Spurs would be a frontrunner to land him. Other teams that CP3 mentioned he would talk with included the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets.

As for Blake Griffin, there have been rumors over the course of the season revolving around the big man. He has injury concerns, as he's been sidelined for the most recent playoffs in a series his team lost to the Utah Jazz.

However, his skills can help many rosters possibly contend with the likes of Cleveland and Golden State. A few teams mentioned in rumors involving Blake this past season were the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Miami Heat.

Clippers rebuilding?

There had been some other NBA trade rumors leading up to Thursday night's draft suggesting that the team was shopping fellow All-Star DeAndre Jordan to various teams.

One proposed trade had them trying to send him to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the No. 4 draft pick, but that deal never went through.

If either Chris Paul and/or Blake Griffin end up leaving as free agents, it definitely would signal the start of a rebuild in Los Angeles for the Clippers. The team has failed to meet expectations as far as the playoffs go over the recent seasons with their trio of All-Star players.

As of this report, the Vegas Insider is reporting odds of 50 to 1 for the Clippers to win the 2017-18 NBA Finals. That has them tied with the Houston Rockets for fifth overall on the listing but also assumes that they'll have their current roster in place for another run at the playoffs.

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