Skip to content

Chris Paul Trade Rumor Roundup + Other Ridiculous Signing News

2011 December 8
by Brian Serra

UPDATE 12/9: You can get a good summary of the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers that wasn’t, HERE. Stern ‘gon Stern.

  • Keep track of updated player moves here.

Most important concern for anyone reading this –> The Orlando Magic are not listed in ANY rumor involving Chris Paul. Every time it seems as if the Magic catch a break in the rumor mill, something else pops up to put them in an even worse position. See below.  The good news for Magic fans is that Larry Hughes and Gabe Pruitt will be present at training camp for the Magic. So there is something to be excited about!

If somehow CP3 does end up in Los Angeles then the leagues two best PG’s, in the two best markets, would be sitting on teams waiting for Dwight Howard to arrive. Something to think about.

Latest updates:

  • The latest word on the street is that the Lakers are making a serious push to acquire New Orleans Hornets star PG, Chris Paul.  The trade would be a 3-way deal between NOLA, LA and Houston. Houston would receive Pau Gasol in the deal and the Lakers would not have to give Andrew Bynum.
  • The Knicks are now likely out of the CP3 Sweepstakes with several rumors floating  that they are making a strong push for Tyson Chandler. Earlier in the day, Chandler received a 4 year, $60M offer from the Golden State Warriors.

Sports Illustrated reports: “For the Knicks to acquire the 29-year-old center they would likely have to grant Chauncey Billups amnesty or trade the 14-year veteran point guard to make way for Chandler. If the Knicks were to come to terms with the center, the move would likely put New York out of the Chris Paul bidding war.”

Rumors… Can’t live with them, can’t live without them swallowing up your entire day and completely f-ing with your psyche. Just like they always say.

It’s a good thing we had that Lockout, ehh?

***You can follow Magic Basketball Online on Twitter and add MBO on Facebook to get the latest story updates! ***