NBA: Chris Paul Wants out, plus News, Signings and Rumors
New Orleans Hornets G Chris Paul wants out, and is demanding a trade. He had stated before he wants the team to be built up to a championship team. With the New Orleans Hornets making few moves, Chris Paul doesn’t feel there headed in the right direction. Chris Paul stated that he’s not going to start the season as a New Orleans Hornet. He is interested in joining 3 teams, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Orlando Magic. Whoever gets Chris Paul will have to take F/C Emeka Okafor’s contract as well.
G/F Tracy McGrady worked out with the Los Angeles Clippers but no deal has been made yet. The Chicago Bulls are interested but both teams are looking at his health as an issue. He has stated he also wants to be on the Miami Heat or Los Angeles Lakers as well
F Richard Jefferson re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs (4 years, 39M). Jefferson opted out of his contract with the Spurs this year and was set to make 15 million. Now he is back longer which he wanted even though he will receive less
The Golden State Warriors are looking at bringing back G/F Devean George and F/C Anthony Tolliver
F/C Anthony Tolliver is on the radar of several teams including the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, and Chicago Bulls
The Golden State Warriors sign G Jeremy Lin. Lin raised eyebrows in the summer league with the Dallas Mavericks when he took down the Wall in John Wall.
F Matt Barnes is a free agent again since the sign and deal between the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic collapsed. He is currently looking at the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics.
The Portland Trail Blazers still can’t find a suitor for the unhappy Rudy Fernandez
F/C David Lee to miss the world championships because of a finger injury he sustained at practice
C Tony Battie signs with the Philadelphia 76ers (1 year, 850,000)
The Miami Heat are looking at adding another guard and a veteran in either Jason Williams or Earl Watson
G Carlos Arroyo is set to re-sign with the Miami Heat soon
The Dever Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony is expected to accept the 3 year, 65 million extension
F Josh Powell signs with the Atlanta Hawks (1 year, 992,000)
G Royal Ivey signs with the Oklahoma City Thunder (TBA)