Arguably the best point guard in the NBA could be on the move this summer. Chris Paul is another superstar player who has his sights on winning now, will he stay or will he go?
Paul and the New Orleans Hornets have received major offers from the likes of the Nets, Trail Blazers, Magic and Cavaliers. A surfacing rumor was that there was a trade already in place for Paul on draft night with Portland. The trade would have sent Paul to the Trail Blazers while the Hornets would have received Andre Miller, Joel Przybilla, Nicolas Batum, Jarryd Bayless and the 22nd pick in the draft. The trade proposal was last second and Hornets GM Jeff Bower was unable to pull the trigger on this blockbuster trade.
This Independence day long weekend, expect trade slurs to intensify as teams will be giving it their all to acquire Paul. The star point guard has made it clear that he loves the city of New Orleans, however he questions their ability to be in title contention or move into contention all together.
If I am a team trying to court a top tier player to join the organization, I would look at Paul as a top option on my list. He has the uncanny ability to find teammates on the court and he can put the ball in the basket in clutch situations. For the teams that have salary cap room to hitch 2 max level free agents, Paul is a great player to pair up with the likes of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade or Chris Bosh amongst many others.
Some trade talk should begin to brew in in the next few days, should be interesting…