The Magic’s offer to get Chris Paul out of New Orleans had to at least make the Hornets pause — Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter for CP3 and James Posey.
However, nobody thinks the Hornets are interested. New Orleans has not been for several years now as offers have flowed in before for Paul. Nothing has changed, they say.
As evidenced, there is the report from Sam Amick at FanHouse that the Orlando Magic have inquired about Paul’s availability from the Hornets. The Daily News reports both the Nets and Knicks have interest, with the Nets even making an offer.
I just can’t see this happening for the Knicks. I’m not sure that the Hornets would be interested in anything that the Knicks could possibly offer them, unless they want to take Eddy Curry’s contract, some future draft picks and/or Gallo/Chandler. I think the Hornets stay put with Paul and try to move other players on the roster and their asking price will be too much for the Knicks. The offer of Jameer Nelson and VC (if true) is probably better than anything they could give in return. That being said, Chris Paul would be a very welcome addition to the squad and a huge bargaining chip to persuade LeBron James to pack his bags for New York.