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Old 08-09-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

It was on ESPN.com so I know it would benefit the Thunder but would it make the Hornets better? I think Westbrook is a shooting guard.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

It would benefit the Thunder. Media never makes swap suggestions to help the Hornets. Never.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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It would benefit the Thunder. Media never makes swap suggestions to help the Hornets. Never.

haha lmaoo. I mean make Jarret Jack the point guard I think it could work. Westbrook is like a poor man's DWade.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

It would benefit the Thunder. Westbrook is a chucking turnover machine.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

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It was on ESPN.com so I know it would benefit the Thunder but would it make the Hornets better? I think Westbrook is a shooting guard.

No doubt Thunder becomes better with a player like CP3 passing ability and Playing making will make it easy for Harden and Durant to get more open looks.

As for RW his not gonna make the Hornets better but he will become better player as individual long as he keeps working hard. RW has the Potential to be a potent scorer but his vision as a PG is just not there. RW averages about 3 assist off Durant just about every game on easy fastbreak points or KD just launching it from deep 3.

I can agree its good for both teams since CP3 needs/want to win Now and RW wanting to be the Man of his own team. But I really like the Thunder squad right now since they been doing this together from the start and RW is just gonna get better.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

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It would benefit the Thunder. Westbrook is a chucking turnover machine.
Correct. The only reason the Hornets are ever decent is because of their PLAYMAKING PG who is considered by many the best in the NBA. They are only a decent team with him Imagine them with a young inexperienced PG who is known to chuck up shots and lose the ball. Thunder would have to add for it to be fair.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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It would be a great deal for both teams. Paul is leaving New Orleans for sure. No way he stays.

Paul on the Thunder makes them much much much better. He's a perfect fit at pg alongside players like Durant and Harden....he also makes them better defensively. But his real value would be in late game situations. He's one of the best crunch time players in the league. He can get his own shot whenever and he's a great setup man...he also plays great defense. This is exactly what the Thunder need.

RW would fit better as the main superstar on a team anyway. He's good enough to carry the scoring load and be more of a Rose type player.....the Hornets are a great fit for him.

Both teams make out great on a deal like this in my opinion.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:21 AM   #8
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It would be a great deal for both teams. Paul is leaving New Orleans for sure. No way he stays.

Paul on the Thunder makes them much much much better. He's a perfect fit at pg alongside players like Durant and Harden....he also makes them better defensively. But his real value would be in late game situations. He's one of the best crunch time players in the league. He can get his own shot whenever and he's a great setup man...he also plays great defense. This is exactly what the Thunder need.

RW would fit better as the main superstar on a team anyway. He's good enough to carry the scoring load and be more of a Rose type player.....the Hornets are a great fit for him.

Both teams make out great on a deal like this in my opinion.

Agreed.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

i love this idea... i dont really see westbrook helping the thunder much longer, and he could be the man for the Hornet which is apparent as to what he wants. so i think this would be smart for both players. Not teams as i feel the hornets would be losing by a lot on this one.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:33 AM   #10
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Great for the Thunder. I rather see him play on the Thunder than Knicks.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:36 AM   #11
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

Swap Baron Davis for Wicked Westbroke and you get better results, Kevin Durant MVP etc. etc.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #12
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

CP3 and Durant might lead the NBA in Scoring and Assists per Game, but most importantly they are going to be heavily favor againts the aging veteran teams.

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:58 AM   #13
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Chris Paul would boost Durant's numbers up to like 34 ppg on like 55% shooting. He'd also turn Ibaka and Harden to close to all stars. That's how much I respect CP. He has that same ability as Nash to turn average players good and good players great. That's why I think when he comes to the Knicks we'll be the best team in the NBA
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #14
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I actually don't see Paul thriving on the Thunder. They would definitely need a new coach because this whole waiting-for-Kevin-Durant-to-get-around-a-screen-or-else-improvise-something does not mesh with his game at all. He needs a PnR heavy system to thrive.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Would a swap for Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook benefit both teams?

this is an interesting question, i don't see the duo of Oklahoma City finding success. Westbrook as enough ego to consider himself being the man of his team and would be happy to take 22 shots per game. Paul would feat a lot better with Durant.
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