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Confusious
11-29-2011, 06:25 PM
Chris_Broussard 12:21am via Echofon

Chris Paul's first choice is to play for the Knicks, sources say. He's willing to wait & sign w/NYK as free agent next summer.
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Chris_Broussard 12:22am via Echofon

CP3 would also consider signing extension w/LA Clippers. But Clips' 1st choice is Dwight Howard, sources say....


The man who once held the hopes of Knicks fans in the palm of his hand will be in New York Tuesday, right next to the man who’s now replaced him in Knicks fans’ dreams. LeBron James and Chris Paul will join Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony to provide 800 meals for families in conjunction with Feed the Children and The Boys and Girls Club of America.

But while Anthony’s Foundation is behind the event, it is Paul who will likely be the face of it, what with New York’s basketball faithful and, though they can never admit it publicly, New York’s basketball brass eager to see him in a Knicks uniform.

And unlike the situation with James, whom the city begged and pleaded to sign with the Knicks in 2010, visions of Paul in blue and orange are stepped in reality, not mere fantasy. Paul’s first choice by far is to team up with the Knicks’ Anthony and Amare Stoudemire to form yet another Eastern Conference Big 3, according to sources close to the situation.

The Knicks should have enough room beneath the salary cap next summer to offer Paul, who can become a free agent after this season, a contract starting around $13.5 million, just below the maximum. And while New Orleans could offer him more money, Paul, like his buddies James and Wade did a year ago, will gladly take a little less to join the team of his choice.

But one team’s joy is another’s sorrow, and Paul’s current team, the poor, league-owned New Orleans Hornets, will of course do everything they can to avoid losing Paul for nothing. That means trying to trade him before or during this truncated 66-game season, according to sources.

Of course, the Hornets will first offer Paul a long-term contract extension as soon as the league’s new collective bargaining agreement is ratified and teams are given permission to speak with their players.

But once he turns that down and refuses to commit to them long term, they’ll have no choice but to begin shopping him in hopes of avoiding a sequel to the Melo-drama that took place in Denver last season.

More: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/33566/chris-paul-and-new-yorks-hopes

Time for the Knicks to start getting cocky.

kylem4711
11-29-2011, 06:27 PM
ha, wont happen

Bulls_fan90
11-29-2011, 06:29 PM
So Chris Paul's first and ONLY choice is the Knicks. Yet he'll sign for the Clippers as well?

GhostfaceDrilla
11-29-2011, 06:30 PM
Nice. Ric Bucher said there was no chance of him going to NY.

GiantsSwaGG
11-29-2011, 06:32 PM
Welcome to the big apple

Confusious
11-29-2011, 06:33 PM
So Chris Paul's first and ONLY choice is the Knicks. Yet he'll sign for the Clippers as well?
Didn't see the second tweet from him when I posted the thread title. My bad. But you get the idea, that he wants the Knicks, as heavily speculated.

justinnum1
11-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Except NY will not have enough cap space.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-29-2011, 06:37 PM
not gonna happen

GodsSon
11-29-2011, 06:37 PM
Another Chris Paul/Knick thread??

Jesus Christ.

bringinwood
11-29-2011, 06:39 PM
The Knicks have so little to offer in a trade, it would almost make more sense for the Hornets to trade him as trade deadline help to a contender...

They'd get more doing it this way and wouldn't seemingly have their hand forced then they would by dealing him to the Knicks...

THE GIPPER
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
clippers with paul > knicks with paul imo

better defensive team and he would make gordon, jordan and griffin look amazing

CityofTreez
11-29-2011, 06:41 PM
In other news......

AndyfromNeptune
11-29-2011, 06:44 PM
All this speculation is unfair to the Knicks team we have now.

Chauncy, Melo, and Amare are who we should be talking about...not some free agent a year from now

I am confident that the Knicks can make a deep playoff run with who we have

Jetsguy
11-29-2011, 06:44 PM
good god this is going to be a long year.

justinnum1
11-29-2011, 06:46 PM
All this speculation is unfair to the Knicks team we have now.

Chauncy, Melo, and Amare are who we should be talking about...not some free agent a year from now

I am confident that the Knicks can make a deep playoff run with who we have

With no upgrades(which is what you are talking about with 1yr vet min) the knicks would be lucky to advance past the first round.

John Walls Era
11-29-2011, 06:46 PM
This is why I dislike Chris Broussard. He always goes for broke, should've just left it at: CP3 wants to play for the Knicks. But now apparently there is no 2nd option :eyebrow:.

superwill
11-29-2011, 06:46 PM
The sign and trade rule does not kick in for 2years and billups comes off the books.......again teams that are over cap right now can still do sign and trades for 2years then the new rule start for teams over the cap

Tmath
11-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Chris Broussard must be bored.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-29-2011, 06:55 PM
with no upgrades(which is what you are talking about with 1yr vet min) the knicks would be lucky to advance past the first round.

+1

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-29-2011, 06:56 PM
The sign and trade rule does not kick in for 2years and billups comes off the books.......again teams that are over cap right now can still do sign and trades for 2years then the new rule start for teams over the cap

so, your point is?

blahblahyoutoo
11-29-2011, 06:56 PM
doesn't matter.
stat/melo/cp is still not as potent as MIA and CHI IMO.
they definitely surpass BOS and ORL (w/howard) though.

Rndy
11-29-2011, 07:01 PM
doesn't matter.
stat/melo/cp is still not as potent as MIA and CHI IMO.
they definitely surpass BOS and ORL (w/howard) though.

Agreed whether Knicks fans believe it or not they don't play anywhere near the defense the other top teams do. They would be smart to get a new coach and get the right role players.

Slimsim
11-29-2011, 07:02 PM
another cp3 to the Knicks thread ?

gwrighter
11-29-2011, 07:04 PM
All i read was blah blah Chris Paul Blah Blah blah Knicks.

SteBO
11-29-2011, 07:11 PM
There's already two threads open here for this discussion........