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Sorting out the Chris Paul mess: I’ll take the Los Angeles Lakers for $2000, Alex

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Chris PaulSo Yahoosports reported this morning that Chris Paul has requested to be traded to the Knicks. I’m sure we’ll get the customary denials and so forth from the Paul camp, but the blood is in the water like it was for Carmelo’s desire to play for New York a year ago.

The problem for the Knicks is they have nothing to offer. We’re talking about a trade along the lines of Chauncey Billups’ expiring contract, Landry Fields, Toney Douglas and a 2014 1st. There’s no reason for the Hornets to take this trade. They can get that much out of a S&T for the Knicks next summer, since New York will need their help to pay Paul a full max contract (Remember how the Heat gave the Cavaliers and Raptors 2 1st round picks each to pay Lebron and Bosh a little more). I’m sure wannabe contenders around the league would pay more than that offer for 1 year of Paul’s play.

On top of this, one of the major differences between this and the Carmelo trade is the lack of financial savings the Knicks can give New Orleans. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by jr.

December 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Posted in Basketball