So I read this today and it got me thinking:
Chris Paul: Hornets trade possible
New Orleans star point guard Chris Paul insisted he was serious when he said there's a chance he soon could be traded. Paul was interviewed Thursday by Pro Basketball News, and asked about his team's financial situation. The Hornets are staring at being well over the luxury tax, and might have to dump some big contracts. "In this league, anything can happen," said Paul, at the summer league to watch his Hornets. "I can be dealt." Paul then was asked that surely he can't be serious he could be traded. "It's possible," he said. "It's possible." -- Pro Basketball News
I'm sure they wouldn't want him to stay in the west and they are just looking to dump salary. Everybody knows I've been a huge Stuckey supporter but Paul is absolutely a top 5 (maybe even top 3) talent. I've been big on getting a C and I know this is opposite but I think this would make us contenders. I'd give up anybody on our roster for him. Check out this trade idea:
Detroit - Gets CP3 from NO
NO- Gets Steve Blake from Portland. This is all about shedding salary and they do need a PG.
Portland - Gets Prince and Bynum from us. We can't include Stuckey in the deal because it's too much money. They will still need a PG and Bynum has a nice price tag.
The only way we can make the deal is to get a 3rd team involved, otherwise NO would be taking on a longer term contract that is too much for them to afford. It's just a pipe dream but oh well. I think Portland would want him, NY would probably go after him instead of Lebron since they would have a better chance of landing him, and who knows who else could pull it off. I just think if a superstar is available we have to inquire (just like any other team should).