Would the New Orleans Hornets Trade Chris Paul? (Part One: Why They Would)

December 26th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Speculation regarding a potential Chris Paul trade from the New Orleans Hornets has been raging throughout chat rooms and message boards ever since the Bees did not live up to expectations last year.

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The chatter escalated substantially when a deal for Tyson Chandler was put into place during the 08-09 season that would return nothing but luxury tax relief for the Hornets.

Instantly, rumors flew that CP3 wanted out and from an outsider's perspective, it was understandable, given the recent disappearance of loyalty by NBA superstars.

There was a time when superstars rarely, if ever, left their teams. The issue of re-signing players was not a matter of if, but of how much.

A brief look at the 70's and 80's shows superstars rarely left their ball clubs. When they did, the decisions were made by the teams, not the players.

Recently, some players have somehow managed to gain power over their employers by demanding trades and refusing to sign max contract extensions.

It's seemingly unfathomable that a born-and-raised Clevelander like LeBron James would not jump at the chance to stay with Cl ...

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