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Rumor: Chris Paul Wants Out Of New Orleans

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Interesting (but not altogether surprising) rumor:

New Hornets brass already facing crisis with Paul - NBA - CBSSports.com Basketball

"He wants out," said the person, who has been briefed on Paul's strategy but spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly. "He wants to play with another superstar. He wants to follow LeBron's model of teaming up with other great players." Paul's list of preferred destinations consists of the Knicks, Magic and Lakers, and members of his inner circle already have sent word to the Hornets of his desire to be traded to one of those teams, sources say. If Paul has his way, he's played his last game in a Hornets jersey.

I could see the Knicks being a good fit for him and there were rumors already that he wanted to team up with Amare and Carmelo in NYC.

Would the Celtics be a potential fit? We've got superstars to put around him (at least for another 2 years or so) but it would likely cost us Rondo (who would be redundant anyway).

Matt Moore takes a look at some of the potential places he could land (no Boston isn't on that list either). Hat tip CelticsHub

Update: You just knew that Bill Simmons would fire up the trade ideas.

CP3 waited too long: had he gone public last month, NYK-NJ-Dal had the cap room/assets to deal. The most realistic matches now: Hou or Bos.

Boston has the hammer offer if they want to make it: Rondo, Perkins, Sheed's ghost, No. 1 + 3m for CP3 + Okafor. NO has to say yes to that.