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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: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 6:25 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Yeah, well quit being a *ick about spelling Cosmo. It's a sports board not a grammar class. And there is a "d" in the word I used in the sentence, "quit being a ..... about spelling Cosmo." I'll let you figure out where it goes.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2010 6:06 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

A silent h? Is that like a silent auction? You know I never understood the concept of a silent auction. Do people not talk, then how does the auctioneer do his job. Maybe it's that no one knows what other people are bidding. Also, what is a white elephant party? Doe people have to come to the party with an albino elephant or is it just the theme of the party where people do and eat things that elephant related. I'm glad that you brought it up. I think I have a better understanding of these two underlying concepts in human relations between the different species.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

I wish I was a millionaire athlete that could get anything I wanted.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 6:00 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

the just being happy to play in the NBA thing fades away by your sophomore season in the NBA after a while guys are tired of losing they wanna win and the team they win on doesnt matter

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 5:41 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

CP3 is missing one important thing that Lebron, DWade, and Bosh had when they picked where they wanted to go: free agency.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 5:26 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

but to have to suffer the indignity of being a Knicks fan and watch the likes of the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic run away with the league makes me sick
Well, I guess the Knicksdon't "rate" anymore.  Go Florida basketball.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 5:09 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

No one said Paul not willing to honor his contract. He wants out doesn't mean he gonna get out. I can't blame a guy for wanting to be a winner. Not willing to honor his contract is not showing up. Paul doesn't get traded he will play. He won't like it but he will play.

Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2010 4:59 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

You have to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges.  The markets are different you and I work in than that of the NBA...

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2010 4:56 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

Don't forget that Florida is an INCOME TAX FREE STATE.
These guys can afford to take a pay cut while playing for a team in this state, while making more money.
It's a No brainer!  Plus, CP3 could have the best big man in the game.   All they would need is Melo there to join them and Florida will have 2 of the best teams in the league for years to come. 

And I was never an LA fan, but until LA gets dethroned, they are still the team to beat!

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2010 4:55 pm

Report: Chris Paul prefers Orlando

To MaxHedon:

These players also generate more revenue to thier employers in a year than most people generate to their employers in a lifetime.

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