Report: Hornets Turning Away Suitors For Chris Paul

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So it sounds like the New Orleans Hornets have drawn their line and the sand and are refusing to listen to Chris Paul’s demand for a trade or any team’s offer for Paul. ESPN has the details.

Sources told ESPN.com that teams inquiring about Paul’s availability in recent days — and there have been several after persistent media reports suggesting that Paul will formally request to be traded at a meeting Monday — were greeted with the same resistance to Paul offers that the Hornets have maintained for months.

“They say they aren’t moving him,” one rival team executive said of the Hornets.
Sources with knowledge of New Orleans’ thinking said over the weekend that the Hornets’ stance is unlikely to change, at least in the short term, even if Paul himself tells the Hornets for the first time that he wants out.

I guess the Hornets’ stance should be commended, but it probably won’t matter. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh have set the standard and there is no way that Chris Paul will be able to compete with that in New Orleans.

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