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Chris Paul trade jolts Miami Heat, NBA into realities of offseason

Chris Paul trade jolts Miami Heat, NBA into realities of offseason

NBA free agency hasn't even started and already the reverberations could be felt Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In the wake of news that Chris Paul would be traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets for a package of players that includes former Heat prospect Patrick Beverley, talk at the Heat's facility moved beyond summer-league preparations.

“It's definitely a wake-up call,” guard Josh Richardson said, shortly after word came down of Paul bypassing free agency to instead join James Harden with the Rockets. “Teams are starting to get some great teams together.”

Richardson, who addressed youths at the Heat's summer camp at South Broward High...

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