I've seen post about New York and Portland looking at CP3. What about Houston?
Houston has Aaron Brooks, Chase Budinger, Jermaine Taylor, Jordan Hill, Shane Battier, Trevor Ariza and even Patrick Patterson to deal with. They also own draft picks in 2011 and 2 1st rounders in 2012.
How about this deal- http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=2d29bev
Throw in a couple picks and it should be a nice deal no?
That's alot of player going to New Orleans
well, its the best situation for NO. They get a ton of youth, no bad contracts, decent picks from NY(unlike what portland and orlando can offer), and a pretty good Paul replacement in brooks. However, it will come down to houston pulling the trigger. Housston has done a good job of pulling in assets over the last couple years, and have shown to be a good team without Yao, and with him they're a guaranteed solid squad. so...will they be willing to risk it,? IMO they should, With a starting lineup of Paul, Martin, Ariza, Scola, and Yao they couldn't lose. But, they just signed Miller, so where would Okafor fit in? would he play some 4? For me, its the best option for all three parties, including Paul. Shall we not forget that Houston is the 3rd largest city in the NBA. And now he gets a chance to ressurect TWO hurricane ridden cities...
Yea, the deal would probably be less if they didn't have to take back Okafor. If that deal happened- Houston would have
Paul- Martin- Ariza- Okafor- Yao ( as starters)
Patterson-Miller-Hayes-Lowry and Taylor ( benchmen)
maybe they could look for a cheap SG/SF in FA
Is Houston on Pauls lsit of 5 teams he would go to, cause if they trade for CP3,& they do have all of the pieces to make as good of a run as anyone else,& he doesnt want to resign after 2012 then they just wasted everything they had to get him for a year or 2, maybe it's worth it if you can win & he does resign,but if he wouldnt want to resign then you are the cavs & raptors & you have to start from scratch & you just set your franchise back 3 or 4 years.