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This is about as bold as predictions come, but it isn't unfathomable.
Portland was on Paul's list of desired trade locations, and it's easy to see why he would be a perfect fit for the Blazers.
Bringing in Paul would make the Blazers a more athletic team and allow them to get out in transition more frequently than they do with Miller running the point. Though Andre has one of the highest basketball IQs in the NBA, CP3 is right up there and his perimeter defense and floor spacing surpass Miller's.
The circumstances of a trade for Chris Paul really depend on the details of the new CBA, but the Blazers will have to give up the expiring contracts of Marcus Camby and Andre Miller as well as Nicolas Batum, a young player with tremendous upside.
As of right now I see two possible scenarios that could bring Paul to the Blazers:
1) Camby, Batum and Miller are sent to Portland for Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter and a chunk of the Hornets' trade exception from Peja Stojakovic.
Were this deal to occur, the Blazers would have to look for a cheap free agent center to back up Greg Oden in the event that he suffers another injury. I could see them signing Nazr Mohammed to a deal slightly above the veteran's minimum.
Though he couldn't replicate Marcus Camby's sensational production, Mohammed can still snatch boards, guard the low post and get buckets in the paint.
A starting five of Paul, Matthews, Wallace, Aldridge and Oden would be able to contend with any team in the league and with a bench potentially containing players like Brandon Roy, Grant Hill, Nazr Mohammed, Nolan Smith and Carl Landry, the Blazers would have incredible depth to throw at their opponents each game.
The Hornets get an extremely talented young player to build around in Batum, and with the additions of Camby and Miller, they'd still be in playoff contention while also shedding significant salary at the end of the next season.
2) Camby, Batum, Miller, Rudy Fernandez and a bench player (Luke Babbit, Elliot Williams) for Paul and Emeka Okafor.
This would be if the Hornets wanted to shed Okafor's massive contract, which is likely. While adding Okafor actually wouldn't be a bad thing for the Blazers - he'd be a more than capable bench big man and could easily step into the starting center position if he had to - it wouldn't be an easy trade to make.
Still, Okafor would be owed roughly $40 million over the next three seasons, and that's a tremendous amount for a second option in the middle, no matter how many rebounds they pull down.
Depending on the new salary cap, this deal could prove impossible to orchestrate, considering the Blazers would be shedding roughly $4 million less than they gained and would still have holes to fill in the roster with less financial flexibility.
The deal would certainly be attractive to the Hornets, as they shed a massive contract and bring another solid rotation player or two.
It would definitely be costly, but a Trail Blazers roster featuring one of the league's top three point guards would certainly be a title favorite for years to come.