NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Players New Orleans Hornets Should Trade Chris Paul For

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NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Players New Orleans Hornets Should Trade Chris Paul For
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As the Chris Paul saga continues, it has become evident that David Stern has a formula for what this Chris Paul trade will eventually look like and won’t accept anything less.

If the trade for Paul doesn’t involve draft picks, young stars and salary-cap relief for the Hornets, Stern isn’t interested. 

Even an agreed-upon deal that would have given the Hornets a consistent 20-point scorer, a great post scorer and rebounder, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, a solid, young backup PG and a first-round pick wasn’t acceptable for Stern.

There are very few players in the league that teams would be willing to trade for Paul that fit Stern’s formula.  Here’s a list of five players I feel the Hornets should look to build a trade around if they want to get a quality package in return for Chris Paul. 

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