Chris Paul: On His Way To Orlando?

Joey CinquegranaContributor IJune 23, 2010

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There were rumors this morning that Chris Paul could been on his way to Orlando, for Jameer Nelson, and Vince Carter.

Later today Otis Smith, the Orlando Magic General Manager shot down the rumor, by saying that was the first time he heard that all day, and he hasn't had trade discussions with anyone thus far in the off-season.

Otis Smith has been known for being a very sneaky GM.  He says one thing, and the opposite happens.  All General Managers have to be that way though, they don't want to tell their opponents what they're doing.

As A long time Orlando Magic, who has Jameer Nelson as his favorite player, and I think he was outstanding in the playoffs, but if an opportunity like this comes along, you have to do this trade.

Jameer Nelson unfortunately ran into one of the hottest point guards in basketball in the Conference Finals in Rajon Rondo, and that would end Orlando's season.

With Chris Paul as the point guard there is no way, no how a point guard who can't shoot, like Rajon Rondo would out-perform Chris Paul.

If this trade does happen, the Magic would own the best Center in basketball, and the best point guard in the game.  Any lineup that has that would be most likely impossible to beat, and Dwight Howard's offensive numbers would sky rocket with a passing point guard, even if he doesn't fix his free throws, or any offensive ability.

I guess right now all that needs to be done as a fan of the Magic, and basketball is wait.