One of the biggest trade rumors prior to this week's NBA Draft has been that circulating around New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul.
In recent days, Paul's possible exit from New Orleans has gained more and more attention, however the Hornets have denied that a deal is in the works.
The NBA Draft can motivate teams to do things they otherwise did not expect. The Hornets could end up dealing their franchise player if the cards fall the right way. New Orleans has denied any such plans to deal Paul, but there are five reasons the club could pull the trigger.