Chris Paul Open to Getting Traded
CP3 tells ESPN that he’d welcome a trade if the Hornets aren’t committed to winning a championship. Cue up the Cavs rumors again!: “With trade speculation swirling around him, Chris Paul said Wednesday that he’s open to a trade if the New Orleans Hornets aren’t committed to winning championships.
‘My first choice is to be in New Orleans,’ Paul said in a telephone interview from London. ‘I just want to make sure we’re committed to winning. If we’re not committed to winning and trying to get better so we can contend with the Lakers, the Celtics and all these other top teams, then I’m open to being traded.’ Reports that clubs have been making offers for Paul surfaced earlier this week. Hornets general manager Jeff Bower denied that the club was shopping its three-time All-Star point guard, but admitted to having dialogue with other teams concerning ‘all of our players.’ New Hornets coach Monty Williams said he expects Paul to remain in New Orleans. But around the league, speculation remains that the Hornets may move Paul. With owner George Shinn’s proposed sale to Gary Chouest being delayed for financial reasons, opposing executives believe New Orleans may have to trade Paul and the $50 million owed to him over the next three seasons.”