Chris Paul Update: Just Hold Your Breath

Robert MinnsContributor IJuly 27, 2010

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According to a new report out of, Chris Paul is still seeking a trade. This is just the rumor that won’t die…


The only difference now is that he’s just having his managing company do it in the backrooms. The supposed purpose of the meeting Monday was to take the media out of the picture and give New Orleans more leverage.


The new top three teams are the Nets, Bobcats, and Orlando. Personally, I do not see why the Nets would want to give up Brook Lopez just to upgrade from Devin Harris to Chris Paul. If you remove Lopez, that team is going to have nothing at center, and lose one of the most promising true centers that the game has. That just seems like a horrible move to me.


As far as the Bobcats go, I am not even sure what they would trade; they have no big men. I guess they could give up Stephen Jackson, which would certainly improve the Hornets probably more than CP3 could help the Bobcats with their limited cast. And what I mean is that the downgrade from CP3 to Darren Collison is a lot less than the downgrade from Jackson to whoever the backup is on the Bobcats (I don’t even know, and he’s in the Magic’s division).


And I definitely don’t see Paul signing off on either of the above teams. So what this could really mean is that Paul still wants to come to Orlando as we are the only team that has remained on all the lists put out there.


Or it could mean nothing.


This is starting to become like Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves. So in light of that comparison, I predict a trade in two years, when the timing is all wrong and Paul’s value is lower. Except it will be a sign and trade instead of a real trade.


So just hold your breath, Chris Paul is going to be traded soon!




Or you might just want to go ahead and breath because who knows what is really going on any more.