Wait, wait hold the phone, apparently the NBA just called another deal off. No sooner than I find out about another CP3 deal than its already off. I have to better prepare myself for the pace of post lockout life in the professional world.
The NBA has reportedly just killed a deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers for Clippers center Chis Kaman, second-year point guard Eric Bledsoe, second year small forward Al-Farouq Aminu, and the Clippers 2012 Draft pick they acquired earlier from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
I am glad personally this deal was called off by the NBA. It’s basically a joke when you consider that were getting anything from the L.A. Clippers for a player like Chris Paul. It’s an insult to Paul, and it would send a bad message to the Hornets fans after a drive to sell season tickets. Basically it’s everything I said the previous deal made wouldn’t do. The previous deal would have matched talent for talent. CP3 for Lamar Odom, plus two big time players from Houston and a plethora of first round draft picks to use in the following season. It was good enough for me, just not good enough for the NBA. The pot would have to be further sweetened for New Orleans for the NBA to even let it go through which makes it absolutely befuddling to me to think that Del Demps would think that the NBA’s going to allow CP3 to go to L.A. for a bunch of Clippers. So after everything, you’re going to take away the cornerstone of the franchise and fill him with a bunch of under talented no-names? I don’t think so. Congratulations NBA, you got this one right, but you screwed up a good thing that probably will never come around again for a long, long time. Meanwhile Del Demps, you better listen to the NBA and go back to the drawing board to think long and hard about what you are going to do because Chris Paul MUST be compensated for.