For Hornets to move forward, Chris Paul needs to go

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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:57 am
The obvious trading partner is the Golden State Warriors, who have a terrific fan base and dysfunctional situation.

With a team of perimeter shooters, Paul would be the classic fit. The only time this Warriors group had success was with a point guard, Baron Davis. And by now it seems coach Don Nelson has alienated half the roster, a roster much better than its record.

Perhaps Paul and someone like Julian Wright, who'd fallen out of favor, for Monta Ellis and LSU's Anthony Randolph to give the Hornets two talented youngsters while Golden State gets its star to run its offense. Golden State also adds a draft pick. How good would shooters like Anthony Morrow and Stephen Curry be playing off Paul? Such a deal would also save the Hornets more than $2 million toward their vital goal of getting under the luxury tax this season since you can match salaries within 25 percent. It might send the Warriors into the luxury tax, but for a player like Paul given their situation you'd have to strongly consider that.
Posted by Sam Smith
http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/smith_091116.html


could a trade like this actually happen? optimistically saying yes...
would you trade ellis and randolph for chris paul? BIG TIME YES
is sam smith a teenager with a big imagination? possible...
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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:29 am
I'd do that immediately but the Hornets wouldn't

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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:24 am
Sam Smith again? This guy comes up with the wackiest trades and posts the most ridiculous story. Stories that I might add WILL NEVER happen.

You don't trade someone like Chris Paul. You either lose him to FA or to injury. Chris Paul is the epitome of a franchise player. Someone who can both carry a team and make the team better.
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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:34 am
saintdee wrote:Sam Smith again? This guy comes up with the wackiest trades and posts the most ridiculous story. Stories that I might add WILL NEVER happen.

You don't trade someone like Chris Paul. You either lose him to FA or to injury. Chris Paul is the epitome of a franchise player. Someone who can both carry a team and make the team better.


not saying this deal is likely, it almost definitely will not happen, but this same franchise did trade Baron Davis!

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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:41 pm
Wasn't there talk about trading Chris Paul during the offseason?

I think we would have to come up with something stronger then that. Maybe we would have to throw in Morrow or Buike for it to happen, and I wouldn't want to do that.
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» Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:16 pm
I think they've been looking at offers for a while. It's sad to see that New Orleans can't hold a team given their financial struggles. It's a pipe dream, but hey... we can dream. :mrgreen:
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» Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:02 am
Oh man, Im willing to part with Monta but Randolph's potential is just too intriguing to give up even for Paul. I say give Ellis and George or something but I know Im just kidding myself if I think that they would take that. Actually if the Lakers can land Gasol for nothing, why cant we???
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» Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:18 am
Hey, KC, for next time, you have to put this first:

Posted by Sam Smith



Just so I don't waste any of my precious time reading nonsense.



How a guy like Sam Smith still has a job is beyond me, btw...

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» Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:52 am
this is laughable shi*. chris paul aint goin nowhere, not for monta ellis boys and girls. or anothony randolph. or, both holding hands down bourbon street. won't happen, ever. Chris Paul is an All-Star. Who have the Warriors got?

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