Chris Paul Trade re-submitted, West on the move?

Published: December 10, 2011

According to, the Paul to the Lakers trade has been re-submitted to the front office.  No details yet on the changes in the trade.  Wonder what will happen this time . . .

Oh – and West to the Celtics?  Not sure how that works, but wow.

. . . both of these things make me a bit sad.  You?


  1. edbballin504

    December 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Looking forward to more details. Hope Stern gave us a nice hookup out of this! Maybe unloading Okafor…

    • L_REAZY

      December 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      I think Okafor will be added to the Lakers deal, because in the David West deal to the Celtics, the Hornets were going to get Jermaine O’Neal back as one of the players in the deal.

      Jermaine O’Neal would fill a BIG-Rotation need.


      • edbballin504

        December 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

        I heard we wasnt keeping O’neal though. I don’t like him as a starting center. That would be a downgrade from Okafor.

      • NOS-3rd Gen

        December 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

        yeah as much as I want to get rid of Okafor, we would get screwed out of a deal if we give up West for J. O’Neal. they should’ve just give up West and Ariza for Rajon Rando. do you know how it would look if we get him in a trade, and the 3 team trade w./ Laker and Rockets. Then we should trade Okafor for the one person I been said we should trade for, but some people thought it was dumb……. Javale McGee. if not him then Roy Hibbert. we grab one of those guys. D.J. is untouchable, and JMG is high on Potential and cheap in cash w/ a tall back-up in Double A.A.!!! Our line-up would be do awesome

        PG: R.Rando, Jarret Jack, Jerome Dyson,
        SG: K-Martin, Marco Belinelli, T. Johnson
        SF:Lamar Odom, Lance Thomas,Q-Pon, P.E. Jr.,
        PF:Luis Scola, Butch Brian,D. Summers,
        C:Javale McGee, Alexis Ajinca

        yeah our bench is a lil weak unless we have that diamond in the rough in our rookies!!!

  2. pschafer

    December 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I’m past the “sad” part. Now just hoping that these deals bring us the ingredients to start building a young, fun team.

  3. edbballin504

    December 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I dont see why West would go to BOS with that team as is. Why would he settle for a bench role?? Plus BOS just got Bass, how do they have enough minutes for KG, Bass, and West? Just doesn’t make sense…

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Well Y’know… Garnett is getting kind of old, and They don’t have many or any big men so, they’ll just have to do for them

      • L_REAZY

        December 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

        Yeah, KG will play center if the C’s don’t pick up another Center.


  4. MaskedTalent

    December 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    yeah this makes me sad. We Just like our very own “Kobe and Shaq” …. No matter who we get, I hope we are able to outplay EVERYBODY! I really really really hope we play as well as the Nuggets did without Melo last year… Actually do ten times better. We Don’t Need HIM. HE Can Leave! Bring On Our NEW HORNETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. edbballin504

    December 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    What if LAL was so desperate for a true PG in that new system that they are taking back Okafor and replacing Odom with Bynum?? I think we win huge in that deal. Bynum, Scola, Martin, etc to NOH, Okafor, CP3 to LAL, Gasol to HOU.

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Yeah But if they did that, They would ultimately being losing ALOT more than they could possibly gain from JUST Chris Paul with no gaurantee that Howard is coming. BUT FOR US THAT WOULD BE SPLEEEEEEEENDID!

      • edbballin504

        December 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        Technically I think they could still land Howard. If he wants to play in LA that bad, maybe he comes as a free agent, or a sign and trade might be worked so ORL doesn’t lose him for nothing. Next summer send Okafor + Odom in a trade, amnesty Artest, have CP3 re-sign for less than the max. It could be done. LOL

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Not that I really care or probably no one else would to but, does anybody think that the Rockets are getting the Short end of the Deal. I mean they just get Gasol what are they really planning. either way our team will aweeesssooooommmmeee, and we get their draft picks and if they fail to make the Playoffz that would be a lot better for the hornets. Go Dell Demps. now I hope during the Lockout/Off-season Monty worked on some new coaching strategies and offensive plays along w/his Def. mentality the Hornets can be complete!!!!!!!

  6. jay Star Original

    December 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I love D. West he earned his stripes in the NBA, it was nice to see him from how he started to where he’s at now, we were a game away from the Western conference finals, and i believe if he was healthy that year, we could’ve capture championship glory… sad indeed

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      A-MEN to that.

  7. Stew

    December 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    D West and CP3 ARE the Hornets.

    This will either be the greatest thing that has ever happened to the team or the biggest FAIl in NBA history.

    I’m thinking… 30 win season here we come!

    • L_REAZY

      December 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Yeah, but in all due respect, WHO ARE THE HORNETS?

      Other teams, along with the media don’t even find us to be relevant half the time, even with CP3 and D-West!

      With or without those two players their is still room for relevancy!


    • NOH Domination

      December 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      That many? Remember when we won like 18 that year?

  8. Trey

    December 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Gray just signed with the raptors……

  9. paul

    December 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    lots of things make me sad.
    Watching my kids off to first grade, letting them drive away sans dad and w/new license, not coming home for new years and instead partying with friends…all these things.
    But they are all natural progressions.

    Same with team chemistry and make up. So on with the new NBA, same as the old NBA but with different players on different benches.

    I just want this all over so I know who to root for and who to root against.

    So far, along with the usual Celtics, Miami and Miami…I ave added the Knicks with the now extremely over paid Chandler to my hate list. I simply cannot understand why this guy got the money he just reportedly did.
    Oh, come on…don’t even try to explain it.
    IMO…it is just plain ol’ stupid.

    • paul

      December 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      that was supposed to be Celtics, Lakers and Miami…even though I do double hate on Miami after last year.

    • Jason Calmes

      December 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      C’est la vie, paul. I’m with you.

  10. pschafer

    December 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t mind if the team sucks this season, so long as there are pieces to build on. The draft is so deep, if we land a top 5 pick, we’ll be back in business.

  11. MaskedTalent

    December 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Okay Guys I said this TWO YEARS AGO ON THIS SITE. I said Trade Chris Paul NOT Darren Collison because he’s hurt and will probably still leave us anyway…..You know the end result. So Here’s the trade that SHOULD happen. FORGET Houston

    • NOH Domination

      December 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      I actually really like that deal.

      • MaskedTalent

        December 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        me too my fellow hornet fan me too

      • NOS-3rd Gen

        December 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        I like this trade this, but trade would be better if we get Roy Hibbert as well!!! Do you agree!!

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      I definitely agree that having Hibbert would be even better

  12. MaskedTalent

    December 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  13. Hornet_Boy_NOLA

    December 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I can live with David West leaving. At 31 and coming off a major knee injury, that would have not made much since money wise to me. But Paul leaving will hurt. The guy played hard every night and was a great leader and really embraced the city. I just hope we get some young pieces and picks. I am not thrilled by the garbage that the Rockets will be handing us. Odom is a nice piece even at 31. The 2012 NBA Draft will have some really good players. So long CP3 I enjoyed the 7 years you repped basketball in NOLA.

  14. J

    December 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    The rumor is the Hornets are getting Kevin Martin,Scola,Andrew Bynum and Montiejunas & Draft picks

    The Rockets gettng Paul Gasol

    The Lakers getting Paul and Okafor

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Would you rather Gasol or Bynum, just curious

    • Monty'sDoghouse

      December 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Umm if this happened I would die. We swapped Odom and Dragic for fricking ANDREW BYNUM? WHAT!? We can potentially flip Bynum for waaaay more than we could have gotten from Odom, or hell, maybe have a piece to build around. This deal is so much infinitely better than the first, I don’t see how anyone could say we didn’t WIN WIN WIN NO MATTER WHAT SNITCHES!

      • NOH Domination

        December 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

        What did I say about the first trade being garbage? You knew we could do better.. this would be a fairly good trade in my eyes.

      • Jason Calmes

        December 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

        So that’s good-die, not bad-die?

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      The most likely trade for Hornets minus Q-Pon

      • SJ

        December 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        This trade would be amazing for the Hornets, but we need a better starting PG than JJ… That team without one would land us a 7th or 8th seed in playoffs. I’d honestly rather the team get blown up than be stuck in mediocrity. We should resign Landry and then move either him or Scola + JJ for a better PG for me to be really happy.

  15. J

    December 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    this team will have verteran talent anyway so don’t sigh on this pontental trade

  16. andy

    December 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    My guess is if its still with Hou

    Rockets will get Odom and Gasol.

    We will get Dragic, Martin and Scola. We will also get 2 of Patterson/Budinger/Williams/Hill and get a Thabeet rental for a year (not that we want Thabeet, but rockets need to dump him to still try and get nene).

    If its Williams and Hill its a pretty bad trade for us. If includes one of Patterson or Budinger it’s not half bad for us. My guess is budinger because we’d be weakest at SF.

    • andy

      December 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      So my official guess

      LAL: CP3 , O Neill

      HOU: Odom and Gasol

      NOH: Dragic, Martin, Scola, Budinger, Hill, Thabeet and 2 first round picks.

  17. NOH Domination

    December 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Give me Buddinger!!!!!!

  18. RobertM320

    December 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I wouldn’t mind Budinger, myself. But the reports seem to indicate that the Rockets part of the equation isn’t changing, so that would eliminate Odom to Htn, or anyone else from there to us. I’m really hoping on Bynum and or draft picks, and Okafor going out.

    Also, why would we be getting anything for West? He’s a free agent, unless he’s willing to do a sign and trade to help us out. And I hope that O’Neal just goes somewhere else. Its time for us to build our own something new.

    As for CP3: Chris, you gave us a lot of good moments, but dude, I’m disappointed in you. You turned out to just be a quieter version of ‘Melo. Why couldn’t you at least have just been honest and said, “I really don’t want to spend my career in NOLA? Its obviously not about the money or the winning, its playing in a major market. Why couldn’t you just have been man enough to say it? I hope you never win a championship, wherever you go.

    • NOS-3rd Gen

      December 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      man that’s cruel. but I disagree w/ u on that one. i wish him the best wishes and i know he will have a better career somewhere else!!!!

  19. J

    December 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Bynum would not be in a hornets uni long he’ll be flipped for Brook Lopez down the road since the Nets lost they chances for Dwight Howard

  20. ur_gmas_daughter

    December 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Here’s what I gathered from the internet.

    “Yahoo! Sports: Paul goes the Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Rockets, and Houston still sends Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, and a 2012 first-round pick to the Hornets

    “Steve Kyler: Expect Lakers Devin Ebank and Derrick Caracter to be packed into Paul deal with Emeka Okafor heading to the Lakers.”

    “Marc Stein: Most recent construction of CP3 trade, sources say, does indeed still send Odom to NOH. Hornets want him as much as Martin/Scola even though Hornets know Odom doesn’t want to leave LA. Their preference is keeping him but sense is they’ll trade him on if they have to ”

    “Sam Amico: NBA GM tells me he’s heard any deal that delivers Chris Paul to LA must also send Andrew Bynum to NO. “But I’m on outside looking in.”

    • ur_gmas_daughter

      December 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      Also, “Sean Deveney: Doesn’t look like Jordan Hill will be in the Hornets trade, which makes me think Patrick Patterson will be.”

      • andy

        December 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

        So if all these reports are correct we are getting

        Martin, Scola, Dragic, Patterson, Bynum, Odom, Caracter, Ebank and Draft picks for one guy.

        Sounds like quite the haul.

  21. J

    December 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    If the Hornets get Bynum and Odom they’ll going to the Nets for Brook Lopez and Jordan Farmar

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      I’m COOL with getting Lopez but….We need to snatch somebody else from Nets instead of Famar

      • NOS-3rd Gen

        December 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

        it would be cool but it wouldn’t make sense if their after nene and D.howard. the only reason why i want to trade is because b.lopez is cheaper of keeper, with high potential scoring.

  22. Jo D

    December 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Ok, first I would like to say: before anyone on here suggests a trade on ESPNs Trade Machine, I would like you to look at your proposed as a person with basketball and business knowledge… Not just as a fan of the Hornets. Please!
    Secondly, I’ve gathered that we are still getting Hou players minus Dragic and probably adding a youngster most likely Hill. Odom and Bynum prob coming to NO with Mek taking a flight with his pal CP3. Also heard Ariza could be subbed for Mek but I doubt it…
    Also don’t be surprised if Brandon Bass gets flipped as part of David West trade. Just a guess.

  23. MelDee

    December 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    @Ryan Schwan

    could you please make the links open up in different windows? thanks.

    • Jason Calmes

      December 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      I set it up so outbound links open in a new tab, then window if that’s not enabled, etc., and inbound links open in your current browser.

      Now you can click all around the site without 1,000 windows opening, but clicking on trades and articles etc. doesn’t mean you have to back up to get to where you left off . . . it stays put.

      I think that fits your needs, yeah?

      Good idea.

  24. J

    December 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Kevin Martin said he can’t wait to be Hornet in the words of CP3 WOW!!

    • BigEasyBaller

      December 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Wait as in he actually wanted to come here or are is he being sarcastic.

  25. J

    December 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Are we getting Stuckey next?

  26. NOS-3rd Gen

    December 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    After ditching paul, we should focus on getting a replacing PG, and three come to mind: Jrue Holiday, George Hill, and Rajon Rando. which would Perfect and How do we acquire them!! I like Jarrett Jack,but him as a starter. i think we need some insurance in trading for one of those three players to make sure our line-Up is Secured!!!

    • MaskedTalent

      December 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Yeahh you’re right on, I think Dell Demps has it all under control

      • Jo D

        December 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

        Aim lower. Philly isn’t giving up on Jrue. Pacers just traded lotto pick for Hill. And Boston isn’t likely to give away Rondo without PG insurance of their own.
        Think Darren Collison. Johnny Flynn. Aaron Brooks. DJ Augustin. Eric Maynor. Ramon Sessions.
        That’s if they want young w/some upside. Could also go after amnestied players like Billups or soon to be Baron Davis (barf!)

      • Jo D

        December 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

        Personally, I don’t mind riding out season with Jack and looking to draft our pick up FA next offseason.

  27. J

    December 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    We can brooks in march because his contract in china will expire as so as JR Smith and Wilson Chandler

  28. J

    December 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    We can’t sign Aaron Brooks til march thats when his contract in china will expire as so for JR Smith and Wilson Chandler

  29. MaskedTalent

    December 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    What About JJ Barea Guys???????????????????? LETS GET HIM!

    • BigEasyBaller

      December 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      I don’t think the dude is starter material

  30. J

    December 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    JJ Barea looks like Bud Bundy lol

  31. J

    December 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    The celtics giving us 2 rookies JaJuan Johnson and E’twaun Moore

  32. J

    December 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    The trade is dead again the Lakers pulled out

    • BigEasyBaller

      December 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      I am sooo ticked

  33. J

    December 11, 2011 at 12:04 am

    The Clippers want Paul the new 3 team will include Hornets Rockets and Clippers

    The Hornets get Eric Gordon,Eric Bledsoe,Al Aminu and 2012 1st rd pick via T-Wolves and Luis Scola & Courtney Lee

    The Rockets get Chris Kaman

    The Clippers get CP3 & Okafor

    Then the Hornets will sign Marc Gasol 5yr $60

    The new line up just a though

    C Gasol
    PF Scola
    SF Ariza
    SG Gordon
    PG Jack

    • HiMyNameisSteven

      December 11, 2011 at 12:37 am

      Sorry but there is a zero percent chance that trade happens. zero

  34. J

    December 11, 2011 at 12:05 am

    thats $60 million

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