it should be obvious, but just an article to confirm it.
John Reid, The Times-Picayune
While watching the Hornets' summer league team play Thursday night in Las Vegas, Chris Paul told a reporter there's chance he soon could be traded.
With the luxury tax threshold set this upcoming season at $69.92 million and the Hornets' current payroll at $78.8 million, they are desperate to dump salaries to avoid having to pay the tax penalty next summer.Due to its financial limitations, New Orleans is the only team in the Southwest Division that has yet to acquire a player through free agency or by a trade to improve its roster this offseason.
"In this league, anything can happen,'' Paul told Pro Basketball News. "I can be dealt. It's possible. It's possible.''
In response Friday, Hornets President Hugh Weber said the possibility of them trading Paul is zero.
"There is no chance of him getting traded,'' Weber said sternly. "I don't know how to say it any stronger, but there is just no deal we would contemplate for Chris. I can't speak for Chris, but I think he was talking about the nature of the business and the fact that the question was asked the way it was.''
Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower said from Las Vegas Friday morning he is investigating many things in regard to free agency and possible trades to improve the roster, but he said trading Paul would not meet any of those objectives.
We know he's not going anywhere..
Byron Scott would trade his left nut before they trade CP3
If he get's dealt elsewhere, the Hornets are going to have themselves a hard time filling in seats.
Trading CP3 is like trading LBJ....Suicide.
Thank God...New Orleans wouldn't be the same without CP3
if they traded Paul, they might as well just sell the franchise, cause he is what makes that team go. is there any other noteworthy player on that team? NO!!!!!
THEY NEED TO REBUILD WITCH WILL BE A HARD TASK WHAT CONTRACTS IN THE AGES OF THERE PLAYERS THEY WONT GET MUCH BACK IN RETURN
IF I WAS PUAL I WOULD DEMANDED A TRADE...IF NOT HE WILL BE TRAPPED ON A BAD TEAM UNTILL HIS CONTRACT IS UP THEN HE WILL LEAVE IN THE HORNETS A GET NOTHIN BACK .............. THE FANS A FOLLOW CP3 NOT THE HORNETS