During possibly the most interesting NBA offseason ever, we saw massive contracts handed out to various players, we saw a great draft class lead by John Wall, and we heard rumors of potential blockbuster trades. One name involved in many of these trade rumors was Chris Paul.
Chris Paul seemed to be unhappy in New Orleans when he saw his good friends LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh team up in Miami. The guard explained that his main goal was to win and the current roster in The Big Easy does not seem like a team fit for playoffs, never mind playoff contention.
Rumors swirled that NO could send Paul to Orlando to team up with Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, and company, or up to Portland to team up with Brandon Roy, Lamarcus Aldridge, and crew. With the emergence of young point guard Darren Collison, trading Paul wouldn't seem too bad for New Orleans, if they could dump bad contracts and get young talent in return.
All in all, it looks like Chris Paul will remain a Hornet for now. But ESPN reporters have announced a four team trade involving the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, and New Jersey Nets that could send Paul's backup out of town.