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CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 12:52 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

It's good to know Chris Paul doesn't live in a dream world. Because everyone pretty much understands that there's absolutely no way he can force a trade to the Knicks, unless for some reason Hornets general manager Dell Demps is just enthralled with Iman Shumpert and Landry Fields.

According to ESPN.com, Paul "knows being dealt to the Knicks is not a realistic possibility."

Thursday, there was a report saying that CP3 had requested a trade to the Knicks. Already there's one report refuting that, but this one does the same.

"He has not asked for a trade to the Knicks because he knows the Knicks don't have anything to offer," a source said. "He wouldn't insult the Hornets by doing that."

But also this: "The source did not confirm or deny reports that a representative for Paul has told the Hornets their point guard wants to be traded to the Knicks, but league sources say team general manager Dell Demps will not take any action until he hears directly from Paul regarding his intentions."

This is how it works though. There's a back-and-forth, a lot of stuff being done in the dark and a lot of whispers one way and not the other. It's all a PR game. CP3 doesn't want to stay in New Orleans, especially if that roster isn't going to be built to contend. So he's trying to plan the best exit he can possible. Where it looks like he wanted to be there but just couldn't refuse the offer he got.

That starts by making sure everyone knows that he's not "requesting" a trade to New York, even if he really is.

With Paul very likely not re-signing with the Hornets, Demps would prefer to get max value out of him and that would happen by dealing him before the season. If CP3 has decided it's Knicks or bust, another team might think it could sway CP3 into re-signing there with a season in their city. As Matt Moore of CBSSports.com points out, Orlando could be that perfect one-year destination.
Comments

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:39 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

Self-proclaimed greatest is cool.

Many athletes have sent the statement that it's not the greatest sportstown.



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:37 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

Do you even realize that by saying that the reason is because NYC is where players "play and shine" and get "psyched up", you just confirmed that it is indeed hype?

I pointed out how the love for the game is much bigger and stronger in Indiana and the Carolinas than it is in NY, but you talk about stuff related to hype in order to rebut my statement that NY being called the "Mecca of basketball" is all hype.

I'm guessing you didn't realize that when you typed it or even now until I pointed it out.



Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:33 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

Does someone really have to explain why he turned down NY? My god. Melo wasnt there first off. 2nd ahhh why waist my fingers to type. Knicks play in the best arena in the world. Its ok to be jelous of NY and its fans for what we have here but try not to show it. This is the #1 sportstown in the world.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:30 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

The reason NYC is the Mecca of Basketball is it where the players what play and shine.    Who gets psyched up to play at Coseco arena?    

And it's not just pro's.   That's why MSG can schedule a Mich St/Duke game or Gonzaga/Syracuse.   Do you think those players look at that as another game?    It's NYC - Done and done.     
  



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:19 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

stugotz bringing the knowledge to the table just like most NYers. When you disagree and have no rebuttal, just insult the person.

Let me guess, my question hit very close to home, right?



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:15 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

It will be nice if these superstars stop getting exactly what they want. It is more reasonable to select 5 or 6 destinations and give their team the flexibility to get the best deal from one of those teams than insisting on one team.

Knicks have sold the farm to get Carmelo and Amare. Now they may find that the morgage comes at too high a cost to afford to build a champion.



Since: May 20, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:13 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

your an idiot



Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:11 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

I wonder if the same people that say that NY is the "Mecca of basketball", and ask others if they have ever been to NY to see their courts, have been to other places to see there love for the sport of basketball and their courts. I'm guessing that they have not.

If championships for an NBA team is not relevant in determining a "Mecca of basketball", then I would have to say that Indiana is more of the "Mecca of basketball". I've been to many places, including NY and Indiana. Sorry, but basketball is bigger in Indiana then it is in NY. NY is just more hyped up. I'd also rank the Carolinas ahead of NY in the love for basketball.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:56 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

I know Chris and he has wanted out of NOLA since he has been there



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:49 pm
 

CP3 knows Knicks aren't a realistic possibility?

Have you ever visited or lived in NYC? It eats, sleeps, and breathes basketball and the hard court. Granted the championships do not justify but the city's #1 sport is basketball. You should try taking a tour of the city, the countless hard courts that has 3 hour waits to play, and the ridiculous basketball talent that will surround you. Have you ever heard of the likes of numerous NBA players taking it to the West 4th Street Courts (The Cage) or ever heard of Rucker Park? And really, referencing Lebron James who is scared of his own shadow and plays 3 out of every 4 quarters? He couldnt handle the spotlight of NYC and were better off with the likes of Melo and Amar'e and soon to be a top 3 point guard. Where do you live....Iowa or Kansas? Please......


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