Speculation has quieted down about the future of Paul now that the Hornets have a respectable record.
But how long will it last?
Paul has made it known that he is serious about winning a title and it remains to be seen if that can happen in New Orleans.
Though, they have made the right moves, including trading for Jack and Ariza. Moreover, it looks like West will receive a contract extension.
However, doubts about Paul’s future will linger.
After next year, Paul will have a player option for $17.7 million. There is a chance that he will pull the same stunt as Carmelo Anthony has done this year.
If that is the case, New Orleans may have no choice but to trade him.