Chris Paul Doesn’t Want to Lose David West

by May 06, 2009

If the Hornets get rid of the forward this summer, CP3 will not be a happy camper: “In February, the Hornets traded Chandler to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the deal was rescinded after he failed their physical examination because of a previous toe injury that required surgery in April 2006. West has two years remaining on his contract valued at a combined $17.2 million. He is a two-time All-Star and averaged 21.0 points during the regular season. But if the Hornets try to move West, that might not sit well with franchise player Chris Paul. ‘He’s our go-to guy,’ Paul said. ‘Everybody knows night-in and night-out that we want to get D-West going. He’s a huge key to what we do.’ West is not concerned about trade rumors, but he said Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower should aggressively pursue improving the roster this summer.”