The ups and down of the Chris Paul Trade (How this almost killed the “New Orleans” Hornets)
Well it’s been a long a winding road for the NBA this off season but has been worse for the fans of the “New Orleans” Hornets. First they don’t have an owner, they are being ran by the NBA which really wants to sell the team no matter what David Stern says. He is so hated that he has passed up Howard as the most hated Stern. In my opinion Paul would have never been traded if not for the crazy outcall of protest of fans and the media coming down on the Commish the last few days. I feel that Stern and the league wanted to keep Paul on the Hornets so that a big market suitor would look at the team as a better buy. If the trade didn’t go thru the team would have lost Paul and any type of compensation for him. Yes the Hornets will still be the worse team in the league but they got younger and help in the front court the team has been needing.
Here is the trade details:The Clippers acquired Paul and the Hornets get Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and the unprotected No. 1 draft pick they had received from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Gordon, who averaged 22.3 points last season, is one of the best shooting guards in the league. Kaman is a solid center who averaged 12.4 points and seven rebounds last season, and Aminu is a second-year forward who averaged 5.6 points in 18 minutes a game as a rookie. We will see what the Draft pick brings.
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