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Trade Scenario #1
Clippers receive: Chris Paul, David Andersen and a 2013 second-rounder
Hornets receive: Mo Williams, Chris Kaman, Eric Bledsoe, Travis Leslie and two first-rounders
The Hornets get a couple decent players, but this deal is simply not enough to land Chris Paul. It provides immediate help but Williams and Kaman would likely be gone when their contracts expire.
The intriguing part of this deal is the two first-rounders New Orleans would get, since they would probably be two lottery picks.
Trade Scenario #2
Clippers receive: Chris Paul
Hornets receive: Mo Williams, Eric Gordon, Trey Thompkins, 2012 first-rounder and 2012 second-rounder
This deal is more rewarding for the Hornets, but comes with some risk too. Eric Gordon's contract expires after this season and he could be headed out of New Orleans.
If there is any way the team could sign Gordon to an immediate extension, this deal would seem more plausible.