Found December 01, 2011 on
It's no secret to San Antonio Spurs fans, really skilled point guards have given the Spurs trouble during the championship era. From Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash to the Chris Paul led New Orleans Hornets team in 2008 that pushed the Spurs to seven games in the West-Semis with CP3 averaging a gaudy 24 points and 11 assists.
Well now the West may be a step closer to having one less elite point guard for the Spurs to worry about.
Paul is reportedly rumored in trade talks with him heading to the New York Knicks though he claims the trade rumors are just talk and something beyond his control. He seemed to deflect questions about the trade rumors, instead changing the focus of the conversation to him being happy the lockout is over and getting back on the court.
I don't know if this trade will be feasible even if reports are true he wants to go to the "Big Apple" due to the Knicks only having Billups' expiring contract as a the only solid trade chip. No matter how you look at it, New York just doesn't have enough New Orleans would covet to part with Paul. And the Knicks will not entertain the idea of parting Carmelo Anthony nor Amar'e Stoudemire.
Any scenario involving a Paul trade will require a lot more then that to gain his services. Never the less, should he end up out of New Orleans, Spurs fans won't miss playing him four times a year.
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Chris Paul is in New Orleans and working out with Hornets teammates.
Paul, who is the object of rampant trade talk because he can opt out of his contract after this season, says his focus is purely on being with current teammates and getting ready to play for New Orleans this season.
Thursday was the first day NBA players were permitted to use team facilities for voluntary workouts...
In theory it was a great idea….All of the chatter about Boston’s interest in Chris Paul is a moot point because the All-Star point guard will not sign a long-term contract extension with the Celtics, according to a person close to the situation. Boston would love to acquire Paul for a package built around point guard Rajon Rondo, and has been seeking a third trading partner...
Earlier today, an NBA trade rumor had Chris Paul getting traded to the Boston Celtics. The deal would have sent Rajon Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets. However, according to sources close to Chris Paul, the Celtics can quit their daydreaming because Paul won’t sign an extension with Boston.
Without an extension, the Celtics wouldn’t do the deal. Why would Paul shun the Celtics...
PHOENIX -- When US Airways Center reopened to players Thursday, it was no surprise that Steve Nash was the first member of the Phoenix Suns through the door. After the NBA's 149-day lockout, Nash is "desperate" to get back to basketball.
After a light workout alongside teammates Robin Lopez and Zabian Dowdell on Thursday morning, Nash addressed a number of topics,...
There is a lot of smoke around the Chris Paul to the Celtics rumors, enough to make you think there is some fire. But that is a very, very different thing than saying this trade is going to happen. More likely it is not. Why? For one, take this tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN.…
Two sources say Leon Rose never requested a trade of his client Chris Paul to the Knicks.
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