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Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Posted on: July 24, 2010 1:16 pm
Edited on: July 24, 2010 1:18 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Chris Paul situation is heating up. He has a meeting with the team Monday that could influence him to stay or maybe to go. And now there's a report telling the world where he wants to be: Orlando.

Chris Broussard of ESPN reports the Magic have emerged as Paul's top preferred destination, supplanting the New York Knicks. In the story, Broussard mentions that while the Knicks are still high on Paul's list, he believes the Magic would be a better fit. Plus, CP3 also realizes Orlando has much more to offer New Orleans in a trade and thus believes it's a more realistic destination than New York,

CP3's desire to play in New York is largely tied to Carmelo Anthony and the chance to form a new Big 3 in the Big Apple with Amar'e Stoudemire. But that's not a guaranteed situation, especially with reports indicating Anthony prefers to re-sign with Denver. On top of that, the Knicks probably will be able to present the least attractive offer to the Hornets. Ken Berger's original report mentioned the Hornets would want to move Emeka Okafor with Paul, and if the Knicks took back Okafor, they wouldn't have the cap space to sign Anthony anyway in 2011.

Paul does have two years left on his contract so the Hornets don't have to move him by any means. But the team understands the predicament its star is in and realizes the unwanted situation new coach Monty Williams would have starting his coaching career with an unhappy star.

That's why the Hornets may indeed decide to trade Paul. But New Orleans would not limit itself to the four clubs on Paul's list, Broussard points out. Instead, the Hornets would look for the best deal for its franchise, according to his sources.

Currently the four teams Paul reportedly prefers are the Knicks, the Magic, the Mavericks and the Trail Blazers. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Friday that Paul's agent Leon Rose reached out to all four teams this week. The Bobcats and Nets have also made inquiries about packaging a deal for CP3.

If Monday's meeting doesn't go well for the Paul camp, there are teams lined up ready to pony up just about anything to grab CP3. This thing is getting good. Well, that is unless you're a Hornets fan.


Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:57 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

This has happened for decades now......why does it seem more magnified in 2010? Media everywhere with twitter, internet and all of these beat writers and ESPN. Guys have always wanted out...........but now in current sports every whisper is heard. It was never like that.

As an FYI for all sports fans..............players are greedy, spoiled and self-centered. But it's not because they are atheletes..........It's most people with huge money. Actors, country club people. People like Chris Paul have been pampered for years and you expect them to not act this way? Get used to it or stop watching large Hollywood productions or Sports in general.

Chris Paul is the franchise and guys like him will get whatever they want and forever and ever. No one goes to see Okafor.

What trend do they need to put to rest? Someone not wanting to waste the prime of their career for no reason?

Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:49 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

It's about making your once in a generation talent like Paul surrounded by good players and a chance to win. You just fired the coach he likes and are not surrounding him with talent. Sorry he doesn't want to play eith Emeka Okafor. Yea what a big baby. He is being a big bitch for wanting to be viable and good.

How about this..............think of your job. They just fired your boss. Get rid of any other employees that are decent. Stick with the worst employees who make almost as much as you do.................guess what?? You are looking for a new employeer too. People are full of crap. Your working at the Days wouldn't want to work at a Hilton instead?

The Days Inn just told you your office manager is fired and Bonifa the maid is making almost as much as you (Emeka Okafor). But they need you to step up and carry the hotel even more than you have before. Ok. Surem your not applying to other jobs haha! Of course Paul wants out. They just told him they are cutting back, won't spend money, won't find a good coach. But we still need you to show up and try harder to get us to the playoffs and keep fans in the stands

Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 10:59 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

This is just all speculation until Chris Paul went public on demanding a trade to a team of his choice. Obviously he is smart enough not to go public and avoid getting a penalty fine from the league. If all of this is true, CP3 just want to stir up the Hornets management to move their butts around to improve this team into a contender or otherwise they will start the season with a disgruntled star player.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 9:52 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Isn't it nice for this scum to like Orlando.  Unfortunately he is under contract, and yes for two more years, to play for the Hornets.  The teams, the League, and Stern need to put this new "ternd" to sleep.  These greedy, selfish, spoiled, self centered "stars" need a reality check.  Sure James and Company started something, but the big difference was they were free agents, this jerk still has two years left on a contract he freely signed.  See they want the big bucks, but to get the big bucks, you have to sign the long contract, when you sign the long contract you are, or at least should be committed to that team for the life of the contract.  But no, in the middle of it they want to renegotiate, or demand trades, or pull antics until the team gets disgusted with them and trades them.  The Hornets should pull him in the office today, sit his butt down and tell him to shut the f*&% up and play out the contract.  Or, give back the bucks for the rest of the contract and cut him.  Either way, this nees to stop before it gains any more momentum.

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 9:04 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

How can he choose????.  The NBA is out of control.  Where is David Stern?.  Isn't he already playing with an All-Star (WEST)?.  What is his reasoning for wanting to leave?   

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 3:44 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

It's their job. If they are unhappy at their job they have a right to want to leave. They aren't slaves. 

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 2:09 am

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Metry - Yours is the most interesting comment I've read about this so far, and it has little to do with Chris Paul. Like all the pro sports, it would be interesting to see the leagues contract by 1/4 or even 1/2. Could you believe the rosters the teams would have if ther were only 1/2 as many teams? Of course, even then there would be losing teams and the least productive players would get raked over the coals. But the level of basketball, or hockey, or baseball, or football would be a big notch higher.

Don't think it would generate as much money though, so we won't see that.

Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2010 9:16 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

I think "Cosmo" should go have a drink with his girlfriends on Sex and the City.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2010 6:23 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Cosmo, Are you serious?  You really come to a sports blog to talk about proper grammar.  Man your life must be really pathetic n boring.

Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2010 6:09 pm

Chris Paul should go to Orlando

If Chris Paul wants to win championship(s), then his decision to leave the Hornets NOW is a better decision, before the season starts. His top four team decision are: Trail Blazers, Mavericks, Magics and the Knicks. Let's break it down here, and all this is my opnion. The Knicks would not be a good decision, they have years to come to regroup, therefore, not a championship material team as well as cannot match the Lakers, nor the new Heats team. Scratch that off. The Mavericks is a good decision, they have Dirk, Caron, Terry, etc. but the coach is full of it. If Cuban wants to win championship, he can start by getting a new coach, because this one will not do (Cuban should not have fired Avery Johnson). Portland, contains talented players, but they have plenty of guards (Brandon Roy being their captain). He made the best decision in my opinion, that is deciding to go to Orlando. Orlando is bulding up, has a strong and young power foward/ center Howard, has Nelson that can pair up with Paul. But who knows, I do not have deep knowledge of the NBA simply because I pay little attention to it. Bottom line is, if he wants to match the competition, either the Hornets get better players, or he might as well leave, where as of now, Orlando might be the better decision because it is a built-to-win championship team that requires guards players.

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