There's plenty that were posturing Wednesday to squash rumors of the Hornets shopping Chris Paul.
But when Paul came out and told ESPN that he is indeed open to trades, the talk shifted. Yahoo Sports and others reported that the Hornets were indeed willing to make the move.
The deal that is gaining the most traction among the beat writers and their Twitter feeds is Paul and James Posey to Orlando for Carter and Jameer Nelson.
It's a deal that lands the Hornets value with Nelson, plus an expiring contract with Carter (the team would have an $18 million option for 2011-'12).
Talks with New Jersey are reportedly still alive, with Devon Harris headed to Norleans along with the No. 3 pick tonight.
But there's also a lot of talk that the Hornets are starting to make overtures that they will need to move a my-bad contract (correct a bad deal) like Emeka Okafur in any deal for Paul.