NBA Trade Rumors: Could a Chris Paul-To-Charlotte Deal Be in the Works?

July 14th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower once famously said that Chris Paul was a player he would never trade. But with the recent announcement that Bower would not be returning to the Hornet's front office, that decision is no longer in his hands.

Paul's name has recently been linked to teams such as Miami, New York, and New Jersey, but the city where he may eventually land will come as a surprise to many.

Yesterday the Charlotte Bobcats completed a trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Eduardo Najera, former Bobcat Matt Carroll, and, more significantly, Erick Dampier.

Dampier is important because he comes with a 13 million dollar, unguaranteed contract which the Bobcats could either use if they either waive Dampier and owe him nothing or trade him to a team in search of cap relief.

In today's edition of the Charlotte Observer, Bobcats' owner Michael Jordan told writer Scott Fowler that the team was just getting started as far as shaping the roster, and more moves could be expected in the coming weeks.

It's easy to mistake Jordan's words for wishful thinking, un ...

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