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Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  19 responses

Is Charlotte a Potential Destination for Chris Paul?

It’s highly unlikely — the Charlotte Observer admits this much — but the paper has sources within the org whispering that it’s not an entirely crazy idea: “It’s unlikely. It’s undoubtedly problematic. But it’s more than some message-board fantasy if the Bobcats are willing to make a bunch of hard choices that just might test the patience of anyone who has bought a single-game ticket to watch this team play. Gerald Wallace? Gone. First-round picks? Gone. (Not that they’ve drafted particularly well.) And in the short run, anyway, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan better hope those ‘Jumpman’ sneakers stay popular, because he’ll need the royalty fees: The bills will pile up. But it’s doable, and I’m told it’s a twinkle in the eyes of this team’s decision-makers. There are a handful of places Paul would want to relocate in a trade, and Charlotte – near his suburban Winston-Salem home and possessing a Hall-of-Fame coach – should be among the viable candidates. Paul is wondering whether he’ll ever win in New Orleans. A good man, GM Jeff Bower, lost his job over this. At some point (if he hadn’t already) Paul is likely to walk into the corporate offices and spell it out that he needs a change. He figures to have a short list of alternatives. I suspect the Bobcats will be included.”

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  • era

    At first glance it read Chatroulette.lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hmm. Highly unlikely sounds right. I think he would want to play with Amare more than Gerald Wallace….

  • J.C.

    If it’s about winning I don’t see what a move to the Bobcats will do, especially if they have to clean out their roster to get him. Go to NYK.

  • JermareoDavidson

    Don’t hate on Wallace. He brings his best out every night. As a bcats fan I would hate to see us lose crash after all we been throught.

  • marc

    This is getting out of hand now. Lol

  • Noel

    For what it’s worth Paul would get more fan love in his home state than anywhere else. Come home Chris!

  • http://www.honestsarcasm.wordpress.com Wesley

    Please stop with the CP3 rumors. All of NOH nation pleads.

  • Riot! Wyatt!

    Speaking purely out of Loyalty….I’d rather give up Capt. Jack and Damp plus some picks for “Paul3y Sure”….Crash has been down since day 1..we can’t reverse Lebron him…lol

  • CARTEL

    For anybody thinking that Gerald Wallace and CP3 playing together would be a good thing, you’re correct…but if you think that CP3 will make it to the Bobcats with Wallce still being on the team, you’re buggin’!!!…I believe that if N.O. let CP3 go, it’s gonna be with a trade. And that trade is most definitely gonna include Wallace…

  • rich

    they need to trade darren collison and david west and make this a contender cuz i dont wannna c another 1 of my fav players leave their team(bosh)

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lol..hahahhahhaha

  • Luiyo

    Nah, he should go to NYK if Melo goes too… perfect team and situation for him, pick and roll with Amare would be sick, and then Melo in one wing and Galo in the other, you couldn’t ask for better shooters if you’re a point guard, it’s win win for him

  • ConeyIslander

    Welcome to New York CP.

  • http://slamonline.com louisianimal

    i agree wit wesley. an y would cp3 move from a mediocre team to a less than mediocre team? doesnt make any sense

  • hobbes

    CP3 will take his talent to NY along with Melo.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Oh look a bunch of townies. Hoot hoot hoot!

  • JermareoDavidson

    @louisianimal, how are bobcats less than mediocre? we got to the playoffs

  • robz

    dat wud be great if melo and chris paul team up with NYK, MIAMI VS NYK EASTERN FINALS

  • http://slamonline.com louisianimal

    …in the eastern conference. how long did yall last again?

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