I think he ends up in portland or orlando..
Portland- becus they have a lot of pieces to choose from..inexpensive young quality players-rudy fernandez,nic batum,bayless etc (maybe throw in wes mathews)..then there's the vets- andre miller, camby, j pryzbilla (exp contract)..so you can mix n match to make the salaries work..
They also have recent draft picks if they wanna throw them in the deal to.. L babbit, a johnson,patty mills
Orlando-all they have to work with is vince carter, jameer nelson, brandon bass, gortat,pietrus..I don't think they wanna take on rashard lewis contract if they want financial relief..the only players I think Hornets are interested in is Vince becus they kan still market him I guess, he has the name that will attract the average nba fan so they kan still sell tickets n jerseys n what not but thas about it..oh yea he is also closer to his nba buddies (miami) if he goes here that's another reason..
I say he's a Blazer that's the best situation for him..
What do you guys think??
I agree with most of your analysis, but i think Orlando would be a better situation for CP3. At Portland, Paul wouldn't handle the ball as much as he would like (because of Roy) but like you said the Blazers have pieces to make that trade, i just i think that Paul wouldn't be as effective unless Roy stops being the dominant ball handler.
For the Magic, Paul would be able have the ball in his hands on almost evey trip on offense, he could pick & roll with Dwight, toss alley-oops to Howard also. We saw how well Tyson Chandler played with Paul in that type of situation, if Paul could make Chandler look that good, then Howard could look like a surefire MVP candidate paired up with Paul. Since Orlando like to play Lewis at PF, Paul could pick & pop with Rashard and if Lewis misses Dwight will clean up the mess and return it to Paul. If they played Lewis at SF then Paul could penetrate and kick it out to one of their open shooters on the perimeter. Also, Orlando have some athletic players which will help Paul in transition and create pleasing basketball for the fans.
List of athletic Orlando players:
I just personally think Orlando would be a better fit for Paul, but the Magic have less attractive pieces to make the move happen whereas Portland has plenty of impressive young pieces like you stated.