NEW ORLEANS The Hornets won't be rushed into dealing Chris Paul and there's no timeline for a trade, New Orleans general manager Dell Demps said Wednesday.
"It has to be the right fit," Demps said at the Hornets' media day. "When you're building an organization and putting together a program, you don't want to make rash decisions. ... We're here to put a team on the court that will be good for the city of New Orleans and our community for a long time. We don't want to make decisions now that can negatively affect that mission."
Still, it appears the Hornets would prefer a quick resolution. The team excused Chris Paul from Wednesday's media day, which is normally mandatory. Paul has not spoken with reporters since reporting for training camp last Friday.
There remain "many options" for the NBA-owned Hornets to pursue in trading their four-time All-Star point guard, Demps said, adding that the team and league will be diligent in "looking for the best one."
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