The Los Angeles Clippers were unable to acquire Chris Paul, but they were able to land the rights to Chauncey Billups on Tuesday.

On Monday the Clippers nixed a deal with New Orleans for Paul and by Tuesday it was reported that they had moved on entirely.

Billups was placed on waivers after the New York Knicks exercised the "amnesty clause" on Friday.

According to ESPN, the Clippers won the rights with a $2 million bid, which leaves the Knicks on the hook to pay the remaining $14.2 million that remains on Billups' salary this season.

On Friday, Billups' agent Andy Miller said the 35-year-old guard may retire if he is claimed by a team he didn't want to play for.

He was not present at the team's media day on Tuesday, but according to the Los Angeles Times, Billups is expected to arrive on Wednesday.

Also, the Clippers resigned restricted free agent forward DeAndre Jordan by matching Golden State's offer of four years and $43 million.

Brown is now Golden

Unable to snatch Jordan, the Warriors inked center Kwame Brown to a one-year, $7 million deal.

The former first overall draft choice by Washington spent last season with Charlotte. His agent told Fox Sports last week that the Sixers had interest in Brown.

A thankful World

With the holiday's fast approaching, Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the player formerly known as Ron Artest, reflected on what he was thankful for.

"I'm most happy that Jesus Christ did not let me lose my teeth when I was 20 years old," said World Peace. "Because I was wondering, what if you kept your baby teeth until the age of 18 or 20 and then you lose them? That would look pretty bad."

Tweeting the news

Marc Gasol announced via Twitter that he has reached a tentative agreement to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Gasol tweeted on Monday night that he "can't wait to get on the court with all my teammates."

Dinner time yet?

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett is worried that the league's shortened schedule will impede his team's ability to build chemistry.

"Chemistry is something that you don't just throw in the frying pan," said Garnett at the team's media day. "And mix it up with another something, then throw it on top of something, then fry it up and put it in a tortilla and put in a microwave, heat it up and give it to you and expect it to taste good.

"You know? For those of you who can cook, you know what I'm talking about. If you can't cook, this doesn't concern you."