NBA Trade Rumors: Chris Paul to Orlando Magic Is Best Outcome for NBA

July 23rd, 2010 by Brad Goldbach Leave a reply »

Chris Paul has spoken: He wants out of New Orleans, and fast.

The top three teams he has suggested are Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando.

All three would be intriguing landing spots for Paul, but if he ends up in Orlando, it would be the best outcome for the NBA.

The league is currently anticipating a clash between Miami and Los Angeles in the NBA Finals. Yeah, last time I checked, it is still July, but the prediction may prove to be correct in the end anyway.

But if Paul goes to Orlando, that immediately clouds the championship picture, and suspense is always a good thing. Predictability, not so much, except for Lakers fans, perhaps.

The most likely scenario would involve shipping Vince Carter and Jameer Nelson for Paul, with perhaps other pieces thrown in.

The Hornets may not want Carter, but they may not receive a better offer from the Knicks or Lakers, assuming they give Paul his wish and ship him to one of those three.

You would be looking at four legitimate title contenders in Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Boston, and it would be very hard to distinguish one from the othe ...

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