Chris Paul, arguably the best point guard in the NBA, has publicly stated that he’d like to be traded from the New Orleans Hornets.
His top destination, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, is the New York Knicks.
The New York Knicks are the first team on point guard Chris Paul’s wish list of clubs he’d like New Orleans to trade him to, according to sources.
Paul has New York at the top of the list because, after the signing of Amare Stoudemire, he believes the Knicks could construct a very good team.
In the ideal scenario, Paul and the Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony would wind up in New York to play alongside Amare Stoudemire, forming a big three that could compete with Miami’s newly formed super trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
“Those guys want to beat the three guys in Miami,” a source close to the situation said. A report Wednesday on CBSSports.com said Paul saw what James did in signing to play alongside Wade and Bosh and has designs on doing something similar.
That might make up for the Knicks losing out on the LeBron Sweepstakes this Summer.