Chris Paul-to-Clippers Trade is Dead, for Now

Chris Paul and his trade status are still very much up in the air, with no end in sight for this nightmare: “The Los Angeles Clippers rejected NBA commissioner David Stern’s steep demands to complete a trade for New Orleans Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul, and talks of a blockbuster deal perished on Monday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Sources didn’t preclude the talks from re-starting again, but the Clippers weren’t willing to meet the the NBA and Hornets demands for Paul, sources said. The NBA has been been running the trade talks for Paul, usurping the power of general manager Dell Demps.”