Chris Paul's stay in New Orleans has been a memorable one, but it's safe to say that this is going to be his final season with the Hornets. After six seasons with the team, it is now time for the Hornets to rebuild and Chris Paul to become a part of a championship contender.
Plenty of teams could look to bring Paul into their sights as soon as the lockout ends, but it is unclear if New Orleans will make a play to keep the point guard. To avoid coming out empty-handed and left without a building block, the Hornets franchise must make a move and secure a future.
So just what does CP3 bring to the table?
Paul has the best point guard skill-set currently in the NBA. He is the total package with the ability to be an asset on both ends of the floor. While being arguably the best distributor in the game, Paul also surrounds his attack with a nice jumpshot and scoring tactics.
He is skilled offensively, but he matches that hand-in-hand on with his defensive efforts. Paul is always a threat to lead the NBA in steals and is a lock-down defender who can stay with any point guard around. He has the records for most consecutive games with a steal at 108 and also threatens to lead the league in takeaways every year.
At just 26 years old, Paul is just reaching his prime years and is already on his way to a Hall of Fame career. That being said, let's take a look at some players that would mesh well with CP3.