The trade would send Paul and two future second-round draft picks to the Hornets in exchange for guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and a 2012 first- round draft pick, ESPN said, citing people close to the process who requested anonymity.
The deal, which ESPN said is awaiting approval from the National Basketball Association, would culminate almost a week of efforts by the Hornets to trade Paul.
The move comes six days after NBA Commissioner David Stern rejected a deal that would have sent Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, who share their home arena with the Clippers.
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