New Jersey has the third pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The New Orleans Hornets have Chris Paul, one of the league's best players and a free agent in two more years. They are also getting a new coach, and might be looking to rebuild.
So, could they be interested in moving Paul? Respected NBA writer Sam Smith indicates that might just be the case. He also speculates that New Jersey would be the perfect landing spot.
The talk is the Nets intend to make a major run at Paul with the No. 3 draft pick, who would most likely be Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors, a freshman power forward talked about as a future star.
The Nets pretty much know they have no shot at LeBron James playing in Newark at least the next two years. So how much excitement do you get from Amar’e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer or David Lee, the trio most likely considered Nets possibilities.
The informed speculation is the Nets will make a bold run at Paul.
If the Nets can get this done, it seems like a no-brainer to me. Paul isn't LeBron, but he is a young star they could rebuild around.