Here’s a look at the key players the Clippers have acquired in the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, with comments from a Western Conference scout who spoke anonymously because he is not authorized to talk about opposing teams’ players:
Sam Dekker, 6-foot-9, 230-pound small forward
A former first-round pick from Wisconsin who essentially redshirted his rookie season while dealing with a back injury, Dekker flashed potential in his first full season with Houston as a key rotation piece. He scored in double figures 15 times last season including a 30-point outburst against Memphis in one of his two starts.
Scout’s take: “He’s got a good...