Since this impending offseason lacks the star power of the summer of 2010, many NBA fans have already started speculating about where 2012's marquee free agents will end up. Among these big names coming off contract next summer, Chris Paul is a standout.
His incredible playoff performance (22 points, 6.7 rebounds, 11.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game) against the defending champion Lakers attest to his ability to carry a team when necessary, particularly in the wake of All-Star forward David West's ACL injury.
Paul's versatility, unselfish play and impeccable leadership would make him an asset to any team, and there are sure to be quite a few vying for his services.
All that being said, I've assembled a list of the eight teams I think would stand to gain the most from having CP3 on their roster, not including his current Hornets team. I ordered them, but it's still pretty loose, you could make arguments for any one team gaining the most out of signing Paul.
*Just a note, I'm not great at putting together hypothetical trades so some of these may not be 100% realistic...