But the officials said Paul is going to re-sign with the Clippers.
The Clippers will offer Paul a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million.
Paul, an unrestricted free agent, can't sign his contract until July 10 when the NBA lifts its moratorium on free-agent signings.
The plan was for
But Paul attended the
Paul will earn $18.7 million in the first year of his proposed new deal.
Paul, who could have signed a maximum four-year deal for $79.7 million with another team, didn't talk to any other teams during the short process for him.
Once the Clippers hired Rivers as coach, Paul had no intentions of leaving Los Angeles, the executives said.
The Clippers also have interest in free-agent shooting guard
Allen, who made $3.3 million last season, probably will be seeking the full midlevel exception that starts at $5.1 million for the 2013-14 season.
Allen played for Rivers when the
O.J. Mayo, a shooting guard who opted out of his $4.2-million contract with the
The representatives for
Eric Bledsoe has heard all the trade rumors regarding him.
But for now, Bledsoe still is the backup point guard for the Clippers, playing behind Paul.
Bledsoe said he hasn't heard from Rivers but expected to talk to his new coach soon.
"I see people are calling about me," Bledsoe said in a telephone interview. "I can't worry about that [trade] stuff. I'm worried about getting better, man. That's all I care about."
When Paul agrees to a contract, the Clippers essentially will have 10 players on their roster and a payroll of almost $63 million.