Al is our biggest scorer and is a leader who is teaching our bench, mainly Kanter.
I haven't ready any information that the organization actually wants to get rid of him, just some stuff about Al mentioning that he rather be in Boston, his original home.
I think everyone just assumed Paul is going to be traded because Jazz have invested in him for so long and now its to a point where they either trade him off to make something off his investment in a trade, or we let him walk and take his salary space to bring in a FA.
I ask myself, why ask Paul so early compared to the others? Did they really want him that bad and thought he would say yes, or did they expect him to say no, so that they could look into someone long before the trade deadline? Either way, Jazz have the options to do anything.