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Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 am  |  14 responses

Chris Paul Denies That He Asked for Trade to the Knicks


This is how things will go until Chris Paul is eventually (inevitably) traded from the New Orleans Hornets. Trade rumors will fly, Paul will be forced to deny them, and then, well, y’know … From the Times-Picayune: “On the same day Paul participated in his first volunteer workout at the Alario Center since the 149-day lockout ended, a report came out in Yahoo! Sports on Thursday saying his agent told the Hornets the All-Star point guard would not sign a contract extension and wants to be traded to the Knicks. But two league sources confirmed after the story broke that Paul’s agent, Leon Rose, never made the request to the Hornets. ‘It is just rumors; you can’t control it,’ Paul said. ‘It’s always going to happen, and it’s part of the game. I’m just happy to be back with my team.’ Whether the Hornets trade Paul or he opts out after this season remains unknown. Paul has yet to disclose his plans, and Hornets General Manager Dell Demps was not available the past two days to address the situation. But sources indicate the Hornets still aim to sign Paul to a long-term extension. However, the Hornets have listened to several trade offers from teams interested in acquiring Paul.”

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  • Jono

    Damage control?

  • Oh Nose

    ^Def. Ugh @ joining forces.

  • RunNGun

    He’s just doing what Melo did… deny, deny, deny, until traded.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    If it happens the eastern all star team is going to be stocked.

  • http://myworld.ebay.com/the_game_is_a_foot Sherlock Foams

    ^
    And the NBA will still find a way to NOT make Monta Ellis an All-Star…

  • ClydeSays

    Is it just me, or does anyone else thing a D’Antoni/Paul/Melo/Amare line up will score 120ppg and give up 115.

  • ClydeSays

    /\ think, I meant…

  • ab40

    they’ll give up 121. They have no D. Amara isn’t an inside of weakside defender. Melo isn’t even to close to what’s called a stopper and CP3 is a gambler on steals and well short. I wanna see Paul or Williams on a team with Dwight Howard.

  • Cameron

    Was every player involved in a trade told to say complete BS? Either have it be truth to these trades or stop the rumors just to make news

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    His agent was just playin the media. Like a good agent should. There is no way Chris Paul realistically thinks New York is a mid-season trade option. He’s not stupid.

  • CARTEL

    Bottomline, whether they trade him or not, he will not be in a Hornets jersey next season…

  • Ldub20

    Gotta make a trade or risk getting nothing in return. Whether the knicks, magic, lakers…gotta get something in return. Same story w/ Dwight Howard in Orlando. Make moves, cuz one way or another, they are gonna be out!

  • robb

    Lakers CP3 c’mon do it

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Rik Smits Mullet.

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