Chris Paul has requested being traded to the Knicks, Mavs, Magic, or Trailblazers.
With the internet buzzing over where Chris should go and ESPN sports analyst waiting on the slightest bit of a tip whether or not a trade will happen, the question remains where would be the best place for Chris to go?
Click below to see an analysis on which team is best suited for a Chris Paul trade, and how likely the trade is going to happen.
Be sure to also comment and let us know what team you want to see Paul playing for.
With the recent pick up of Amare Stoudemire, a lot off the top of their head’s believe Paul would be a great fit in New York. With the recent pick ups of Eddie House and Kelenna Azubuike, the shooting guard spot has some decent shooters and also leaves room for Tracy McGrady to have trial and error games to see if he still has any goods. However, what do the Knicks have to offer? Trading Lee was basically their best bet to get another superstar in the Empire State, but with plenty of young fellows and some decent cash left, the Knicks do have a pretty good chance.
Although many may fly off the back and yell JASON KIDD JASON KIDD! Jason Kidd is 174 years old. Personally I think Kidd has one good season in him and unlike many franchises who try to pick up players for instant championships, Paul would be a great investment. With the resigning of Dirk (who will forever be a Mav) and good young players like Butler and the surprising Rodrigue Beaubois,(not to mention Jason Terry for the in the lane dish out three’s) Paul would have a team that he can grow with and could ultimately have a team like Detroit had in the early 2000’s. Then again, who could the Mavs trade, Stevenson and Marion?
In a perfect world the Magic might be the best place for Chris Paul to go. Although Nelson and Paul would probably have to split time due to the lack of height, I’m sure the league would get a lot more exciting with Paul throwing alley oops to Big Dwight Howard and the old yet somewhat reliable knees of Vince Carter. Paul would also be a great insurance to have incase Nelson went down with a season ending injury again, but this is most likely not going to happen.
Depending on the Hornets goal of the trade (Rebuilding or not) the Blazers wouldn’t be the worst of places. Although it seems the injury bug has haunted them for the past couple of years, Portland has a very young and talented team. Any team that suffers as many injuries as they have and still made the playoffs in the West, would easily be a 4 or 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. However, with Paul’s eyes on a championship, this would only be a step closer for him to the finals but not an automatic contender like the Mavs or Magic deal would make him.
Now that you’ve read some scenarios, what do you think? Do you see Chris Paul being traded, and if so, where to?