July 22, 2010 1 Comment
The New Orleans Hornets now have to worry about losing their star point guard in Chris Paul.
The all-star has expressed interest in being traded to a contender before the season begins. He is reportedly even willing to option out of his contract in order to make a run at a championship ring this season.
We can only thank LCD (LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade) for the new trend in the NBA for teams wanting to build the next “super team” of the future.
Sources say that Paul is interested in younger teams with a chance to win now, rather than a team in rebuilding mode. These teams include Portland, Chicago, and New York.
If Paul can make his way to Portland, fans will have to make them one of the many teams-to-beat in the 2010-2011 season.
Brandon Roy and Paul as Trail Blazers would seemingly give him the best chance at winning now. Andre Miller would come off the bench for the all-star while Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla would give him nice options under the boards.
Many would like to see Paul go to New York and join Amar’e Stoudemire, but the fact is, the Knicks are still a weak team and aren’t quite ready to make a run at the title.
Chicago might have been a great choice after signing Carlos Boozer this off-season, but both Paul and Derrick Rose play the same position. Adding a player with the same characteristics could throw off a team that looks to be able to contend without the help of Paul.
In the end, Paul’s only hope is to join the Blazers. If this does happen, fans of the NBA will be in for one exciting year.