Does Darren Collison Make Chris Paul Expendable?

March 4th, 2010 by Matt Gelfand Leave a reply »

I had trouble just typing this headline.

My hands were shaking, palms sweaty, the undeniable fear of the wrath of negative comments sure to come my way if I dare publish such an idea.

But for the Hornets, a 31-31 team on the outside looking in at the eighth playoff spot in the West, a team which made absolutely zero noise at the trade deadline, and a team who's wallet will continue to be stingy this offseason after just barely creeping under the luxury tax, there are two real choices:

a) Keep Chris Paul and remain mediocre for another two to three seasons until CP3 is fed up with the team’s lack of progress and starts to demand a trade.

b) Trade Paul for a king’s ransom and issue a mass apology to fans for trading away the greatest point guard they may ever see in their lifetime.

The Bobcats make a titillating trade scenario with the pieces they have. Would they part with a trio of, say, Raymond Felton, Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw?

How ...

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