Its simple everyone. He is going to get traded and we should do it sooner rather than later. If management waits to long to trade chris the more likely I feel chris will just say he wont sign an extension with that team because he knows he is closer and closer to free agency where he can just sign with the knicks. Also management needs to take advantage of the fact that chris is willing to sign with certain teams. Explore those options first, then weigh them against any other option that comes in from other teams (likely that those teams will not have as good of packages because they are afraid cp wont sign extension with them). I love chris and he has been my favorite player for a while but the organization needs to do whats best for the franchise and thats to trade chris early to get maximum value in return. My two cents on where they NEED to trade him. I really dont see any reason the hornets should not trade chris to the clippers. He already said hed sign an extension with them, so it gives the clippers the belief they can keep him long term therefor allowing them to give up more. In return we can easily get back deandre jordan (who i think will be a double double machine), eric gordon (very solid 2 guard, great shooter, under rated athlete), and probably the first round pick they own from minnestoa (unprotected which will lead to probably a top 5 pick in a awesome draft class this year). Perhaps get eric bledsoe back as well for point guard of the future. This would add depth, give us a future of a talented team, and avoid all the drama trading chris paul will bring all year. TRADE HIM NOW
Agreed. If Chris really wants out, then we have no obligation to please him. Send him to whomever gives US the best deal. And: â€œAnd, in New Orleans, if you donâ€™t want to be here, than we donâ€™t need you here. Itâ€™s a special city for special individuals. â€ Best quote ever. Buy in, like Brees did, or leave.