Why You Shouldn’t Care Where Chris Paul WANTS To Be Traded.

Published: December 2, 2011

It’s been a long time since I’ve written for this site. I used to post journals quite often. But I’ve had a lot of changes that have taken up much of my time, and keeping me from doing ANY writing what so ever. 


But I do read all the articles and comments posted here still. Usually from my phone while I’m stuck in traffic (thank god, no tickets for that yet). And i’ve been Tweeting with many of you in regards to a lot of the situations that have been going on. 


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. My two favorite teams in the league are the Lakers, and the Hornets, and my two favorite players are Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. This article has nothing to do with my dream or desire to see them play together. This article has to do with the future of the Hornets, and their ability to:


1. Bounce back as quickly as possible IF they lose CP3.


2. Make the playoffs this season and do well whether he is on the roster or not. 


I am still a New Orleans Hornets fan regardless of where CP plays. And that is why I want more then anything to see the RIGHT trade be made as opposed for settling for something, or doing what makes Chris Paul happy. 


It’s no secret. The “Rumor” is that Chris Paul wants to be a New York Knick so he can team up with his buddies Melo and Amare (I absolutely HATE the nickname STAT, and refuse to call him that. If he ever learns to do something other then score, like get 15 rebounds and 3 blocks a game along with his 20 points, then maybe I’ll consider it). But just because CP3 wants to be a Knick doesn’t mean we have to settle for a BS trade of Billups/Dougless/ and a 2035 draft pick. 


If Dell Demps makes that trade, or a trade similar to that, then he deserves to be fired (that is unless it’s actually the league forcing his hand, in which case I might hate basketball forever knowing they did something of the sort).The point is to make a decision that is going to be best suited for this organization and set us up for long term and short term success.  


We have another solid Point Guard on the roster in Jarrett Jack. He isn’t everyones favorite player. But IF I WERE DEMPS, aside from Russell Westbrook, I dont see any PG in the league right now thats potentially available, that I can make a deal for, that I’d want. So for now, I’d actually stick with Jack as a starter, and look to the next draft to find a PG of the future to build with. 


I am a traditionalist when it comes to basketball. Being a PURE PG, whenever I make any kind of team, or look to join a team, my first inclination is to find a CENTER to build around. And I know some of you are happy with Okafor, but in all honesty, I am not even remotely happy with him as a Center, and still see him as more of a Power Forward. 


If I am Demps, one deal I would seriously consider doing is trading Chris Paul to the Lakers for Andrew Bynum. There might need to be some parts involved to get this deal done, but the basis of the deal is that. 


Why would I do this?


Again, I AM a Laker fan and love seeing the team do well, but AGAIN, I want New Orleans to do well too. And aside from Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum is THE BEST CENTER in the league. Yes, he has had injury problems and has had trouble staying on the court. But do any of you know WHY Bynum has had problems thus far?


The injuries Bynum has had thus far are due to his sheer size. The guy was 7’1 300 pounds since he turned 18 years old. The amount of stress he put on his STILL GROWING bones was MASSIVE. He is still just a KID. He is only 23 years old right now. And every doctor that has seen him has said that he is FINALLY starting to develop strong enough muscle and bone to sustain his weight (basically his balls have dropped and he’s finally becoming a man). 


I’ve been to Laker practices before. And you know what Phil did in almost EVERY practice? He had Pau and Bynum play 1 on 1 at the end of practices so Bynum could become better defensively, and Pau could work on his offense. And you know what? Bynum beat Pau 9 times out of 10. He is TOO physically strong for anyone other then Dwight Howard to guard. And even Dwight struggles to push Bynum back. 


Bynum HATES being the 4th option on the team (Kobe. Pau. Lamar). He’s a young guy who’s dying to show the league how good he is. And he has the talent to be unstoppable (he is better skilled offensively then Dwight). 


So lets say we make this deal and start building a team THE RIGHT WAY, around a true CENTER. Where do we go from there? Again, Jack is fine for a season as a starting PG. Not long term. But for a season, he’s fine. My goal would be to focus on the upcoming draft to land an long term PG. Let’s say… Austin Rivers? As for other moves, If we land Bynum, I’d look to move Emeka as soon as possible. D West probably wont sign here again. So it be necessary to find a SF/PF that is young and defensive minded. 


Um. How about Josh Smith from Atlanta? Emeka for Smith works straight up. And even though Josh Smith is 6’9, but more of a SF playing PF, if you had a Center like Bynum covering the middle, it would make up for that, and only become a fast break advantage since Bynum is a GREAT outlet passer off of his offensive rebounds. 


Lastly, we’d need a shooter to help balance the floor, and with D West not coming back, we’d have SOME money to spend on a guy like Afflalo, Nick Young, or maybe even bring back MT5 to fill the starting shooting guard spot. 


I know some of you are hoping the Clips give up Eric Gordon and DeAndre Jordan. But I just dont see them giving BOTH of them up for Chris Paul. I can see them trading Gordon for CP. But I know they’d  want to save Jordan for a potential Howard deal too, or just to keep Jordan around to make sure Griffin is happy since the two are best friends. 


Here’s a link to some of Bynums highlights. I really think if we trade CP, he’s the guy we should go after. And YES, the Lakers WOULD trade him for Chris Paul. 






This post was submitted by AgentZiko.


  1. realistic

    December 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Boo hoo you whiny bitch. Paul will be traded to the Knicks whether you like it or not. Denver fans were saying the exact same thing as you are.

    • Jason Calmes

      December 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Hey, realistic.

      How are you?

      You are new here, so I’ll be gentle. Just make your case and let others respond. Also, please come back when it’s all said and done so the person who was wrong can admit it to the person who was right.

      Glad to have you.

      • NOS-3rd Gen

        December 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

        Your right on that one, and basically I’m saying the Future is not written in stone, but the past is written in Paper, and and present is now, so who knows what CP3 or the Hornets Organization is gonna do but all I know is they need to do what’s best for the Fan and the organization!!! let CP3 decide plus the off-season didn’t start yet and its any body’s ball game, so ppl keep that in mind next time that make a judgment call w/o the MAIN source!!

    • AgentZiko

      December 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      Never understood wierdo fans coming onto other teams blogs with comments like this.

      You’re not very “realistic” man. Why in Hell would we trade CP3 for Billups. Douglass and a future first round pick?

      That’s a serious question. Do you think the GM here is an idiot? Only idiot GM I ever saw was Isaiah Thomas while he was with the Knicks.

      Enjoy watching Amare and Melodramatic fight for the ball and continue the New York Basketball tradition of Mediocrity and disappointment even with unlimited assets.


    • jmbell

      December 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Yep, he went to the Knicks, whether we liked it or not. If only we could have stopped him…..(sarcasm).

  2. Jason Calmes

    December 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    From Ziko from the accidental double post…

    Quick note:

    In the 09′-10′ Laker title season, Bynum averaged 30 minutes a game (remember Lakers have Odom and Gasol to share time with him), and he averaged 15pts, 8.3rebs, 1.4blks, and he did it while taking 10 shots a game and making 57% of those shots. He also did that while playing with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Ron Artest.

    Imagine if Bynum was on a team where HE was the go to guy?

    Projected #’s off of 37-38 minutes a game:

    22 points. 12 rebs. 2.5 blocks. 15 shots a game. 55-60% FG percentage.

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 3, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      Maybe instead of trying to trade or Sign players like D.Jordan, R.Hibbert, J.McGee, and D.Howard maybe we should push for A.Bynum! but then again we don’t have any pieces to throw their way. I don’t even think they would want Okafor and Our 1st Rd dP to cover that deal!

  3. cmac81

    December 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Ziko you have been missed

    • AgentZiko

      December 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks man. But I never went away! Was always here reading away!

  4. Nithenz

    December 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I would hate to see Paul in LAL, but Bynum is the best thing i can think we can get, my only wish would be… NOT TO THE %$%$#%$&% KNICKS!!!

    (BTW, if he wants to win NY is the last place to be, since the 2XXX the knicks are awefull, and he will have to deal with Boston (at least one more year), Chicago and Miami, while the best of the west is aging quickly. He should follow Dirk example, stay a while and the west will be an easy trip to the finals (at least easier than the east)

  5. peter

    December 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    trade Kobe for CP3

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Sorry dude but that will never happen!!!

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  7. Bee-fense

    December 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Glad to have you back, Ziko. I think this scenario is really well thought out, I hadn’t thought of a Bynum for Paul trade

  8. NOS-3rd Gen

    December 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Now-a-days the center position is not the Superstar Revolver(<- Note: a Superstar revolver is when you revolve your team around one superstar) the superstar revolver pos. sequence is SG or SF-PF-PG-C. notice that the center is in Last place. so don't waste time in making a center your MVP of the Team. If the hornets wants to make some noise in the Western Conference then they just need a big 3 (in there case) w/ PG-SG or SF-PF pos. since the Center position is not dominating like it was in the 80's, 90's, and somewhat in the 00's. the times has changed, so what they need to do when it comes down to the Center is to have a Tall-Defensive-Rebounder qualities off the ground and if the hornets get a scorer at SF then we need an on the ground defensives-3pt shooting-steals SG or vice-verser which ever scorer we have at the position. after that its all about the bench. three player off the bench maken some noise and the rest will have to play non-stop defense unless they have an open shot! these are the Keys to Victory, and a Championship Team GO HORNETS!!!!!!

  9. Jalil Davis

    December 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    sooooo Ziko im really interested in you idea of getting Andrew Bynum and Josh Smith and then getting MT5 back…

    So with all of that now instead of waiting for a PG in the draft how about we go and get one on Free agency like Rodney Stuckey for like 5-7M? and sign Earl Clark and Sasha Vujacic then we can be straight…. for the season i would hope


    PG: Rodney Stuckey, JJack

    SG: MT5, Sasha Vujacic

    SF: Trevor Ariza, Pondexter, Ewing jr.

    PF: Josh Smith, Jason Smith, Earl Clark

    C: Andrew Bynum, Derek Anderson

    Or will we not have enough money?

  10. Jalil Davis

    December 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Jus heard the news form Carl Landry that he’s talking really highly of New Orleans on Nola.com That’s really good to hear so i think he’ll re-sign here so maybe Okafor can be shopped for many others to build up the team

  11. MaskedTalent

    December 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm


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