Found December 05, 2011 on
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From Marc Stein, ESPN.com and Chris Broussard, ESPN The Magazine:
There is rising sentiment within the New Orleans Hornets' organization to trade Chris Paul before the 2011-12 season even starts if he hasn't signed an extension with the team by then, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that Paul and Hornets general manager Dell Demps did have their expected sitdown at the team's practice facility Monday and that the tone of the meeting was amicable.
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The Lakers are known to want to get younger after their aging core fell short in last year's playoffs, and they are reportedly willing to revamp almost their entire roster. The Lakers are willing to part with anyone except Kobe Bryant to pull off two trades, one for Magic center Dwight Howard and one for Hornets point guard Chris Paul, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports. That...
A group of Orlando Magic fans have put up a billboard encouraging New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul to consider a trade to Orlando, and pushing Magic GM Otis Smith to explore a deal for the MVP-level guard. As if Smith needed the nudge.
Paul is off record, essentially, preferring a trade to either the New York Knicks, or the Los Angeles Lakers. Undaunted, his Hornets have forged...
The three teams willing to trade for Chris Paul without an assurance would likely trump any deal put together by the Knicks.
The race to land New Orleans point guard Chris Paul sped up significantly on Tuesday, as sources told SI.com that the Hornets have homed in on the Clippers, Warriors and Celtics as possible trade partners.
Coveted free agent point guard JJ Barea would like to re-up with the defending champion Mavericks, but if that doesn’t work out, Barea may take his talents to New York. From the NY Daily News: “Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul may be using his clout to get traded to the Big Apple, but maybe Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni and the franchise’s front office should consider...
Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul? It's a deal the Celtics reportedly would love to make. But there would be big Boston risks, writes Zach Lowe, and they go beyond Paul's looming free agency.
I'm not sure if you've heard about this or not, but the Celtics really want Chris Paul and they're willing to give up Rajon Rondo for his services. I know, breaking news.
Apparently, Danny Ainge is willing to give up more than Rondo in order to acquire Paul. Much, much more. However, New Orleans doesn't appear to be doing back flips over Boston's proposal....
The absolute joy of the NBA lockout coming to a close is that we’re back to a non-stop fury of trade and free agent rumors that make absolutely no sense and are almost entirely unsubstantiated. For instance, did you know that since both the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets want Andrew Bynum in a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers if they trade Dwight Howard and Chris Paul,...
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