Nets to trade 3rd pick for CP3?

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 06-07-2010, 05:34 PM         #1
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Nets to trade 3rd pick for CP3?
 

 

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 BULLS: New Jersey Nets could look to pursue Chris Paul with No. 3 pick

There’s going to be a lot of trade talk around this year’s NBA draft, though it most likely will begin at No. 3. It’s almost certain the Wizards take John Wall with the first overall selection. While there have been rumors of trading Elton Brand and the No. 2 pick, the 76ers are most likely to take Evan Turner since new coach Doug Collins likes the big guard to go with point guard Jrue Holiday.

With the Nets seeking to make a big splash with new ownership, that cannonball I’ve been hearing about lately is Chris Paul.

The New Orleans Hornets are set to announce Monty Williams as their new coach this week after new Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau passed on the job. The Hornets, who are likely to be sold, have insisted they will keep Paul, who supposedly has expressed a preference for Williams.

But the fact remains Paul can become a free agent after two more seasons, so his value never will be higher. And if you have a rookie coach and the chance to start fresh, especially since it’s difficult to believe the Hornets can compete now in the loaded Western Conference, doesn’t it make sense to get a great young core in place? Maybe not to the Hornets.

Still, 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.

The thinking goes like this: You get Paul and can play Devin Harris at shooting guard. Harris isn’t a great three-point shooter, though he has had decent seasons at 34 percent. But he is more a scoring guard than point guard. Plus, the way the game is played these days, it is useful to have a shooting guard who can handle the ball and make plays as opposed to just spotting up. The other, perhaps more likely, possibility is a sign-and-trade with the Hawks of Harris for Joe Johnson.

Harris would be a much cheaper alternative to Johnson and could play with Jamal Crawford, who really is better at getting his own shot than Johnson, though less a defender.

So how do they get Paul? The Nets mostly absorb the salary in their cap space, along with some of Johnson’s salary from the sign-and-trade if that is included. The Hornets get the No. 3 pick and likely a potential future star in Favors. The Nets have a few other pieces the Hornets might want, perhaps Yi Jianlian, Courtney Lee or the talented, if erratic, Terrence Williams.

It’s a two pronged benefit for the Hornets.

They have a highly regarded potential young backcourt in Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton. They add to that Favors and with a rookie coach it’s a heck of a core to build with. So what of David West?

He’s a highly regarded talent, so the Hornets would be in position to make another deal. One of the keys, of course, is finances. The new potential owner has been said to be looking for minority financing, which suggests the franchise still is facing operating losses. Plus, they’re in luxury tax territory already. It’s bad business to be there without a chance to seriously compete, which would be difficult to project now with the Hornets. Plus with still another natural disaster hitting the Gulf and the economy, there could be further financial woes for the small market Hornets.

The fact is they’ve had their run and it’s time for change. Jeff Bower is regarded as one of the league’s top general managers. With a chance to get pieces and move West, who only has one year left on his deal with an opt out he’d likely exercise as his contract declines, the Hornets could get in position to be making another run and build together with a promising young group.

So the nets would trade the 3rd pick and someone else like yi or courtney lee to the hornets for CP3, and would trade harris in a sign and trade to atlanta for Joe Johnson..

CP3, Joe Johnson, Terrence Williams, Brook Lopez and a PF from the draft could be a pretty good team.

98 comments for "Nets to trade 3rd pick for CP3?"

 8 years ago '09        #2
Tiko377 1860 heat pts1860
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probably guessing if it does happen harris and the 3rd pick for cp3......

would be interesting might even make lebron consider?
 8 years ago '06        #3
droid3000 995 heat pts995
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Damn that's a lot of wheeling and dealing
 8 years ago '07        #4
Cartel-Clipz 28 heat pts28
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 Tiko377 said:
probably guessing if it does happen harris and the 3rd pick for cp3......

would be interesting might even make lebron consider?
 06-07-2010, 05:48 PM         #5
Hurricane24  OP
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well the hornets can afford to trade him now so i say y not, 2 starter pg's whom neither is big enough to play the 2 then get rid of one and start rebuilding that lousy roster with a great pick
 8 years ago '07        #6
Bkjj11 3546 heat pts3546
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Nets needs to make it happen
 8 years ago '06        #7
Blah 17 heat pts17
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that'll be a good look if they pull it off
 8 years ago '05        #8
marvelous 2 heat pts
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if that goes down that would be crazy
 8 years ago '09        #9
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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Not a bad deal if the Nets can swing it. Joe and CP3 in the east with Brook can be a Finals team in a year or two, especially if Bron Bosh and Wade all start over somewhere not on the same team.
Watch for some major deals with the Magic
 06-07-2010, 05:51 PM         #10
Hurricane24  OP
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the nets should package courtney lee and then use harris to trade for another useful cast member plus use that cap money they can be turned all the way around
 06-07-2010, 05:53 PM         #11
SamDaManIsBack  OP
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 Hurricane24 said:
the nets should package courtney lee and then use harris to trade for another useful cast member plus use that cap money they can be turned all the way around
did you read the article? It said if they got paul, they would trade harris for joe johnson in a sign and trade deal.
 8 years ago '05        #12
dipset kid0221 1 heat pts
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I wish we had what it takes to get CP3 and bring him back to the homestate.. Jordan better get us a good PG somehow this offseason
 8 years ago '06        #13
marcusaka50 58 heat pts58
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I see the Nets vision


they gonna get Lebron if this trade goes down.
 8 years ago '06        #14
Rique 58 heat pts58
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Damn this would be great then we probably sign Amare. Possibly make a push for Ray Allen maybe?

Chris Paul
Ray Allen
Terrence Williams
Amare Stoudemire
Brook Lopez
 8 years ago '07        #15
Funeral James 24 heat pts24
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 Bkjj11 said:
Nets needs to make it happen
:dancingcool:
 8 years ago '07        #16
Funeral James 24 heat pts24
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 Rique said:
Damn this would be great then we probably sign Amare. Possibly make a push for Ray Allen maybe?

Chris Paul
Ray Allen
Terrence Williams
Amare Stoudemire
Brook Lopez
dont need amare boozer is good enough if the jazz dont re-sign
 8 years ago '08        #17
Future 44 heat pts44
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why would the Hornets give up their franchise player?
 8 years ago '07        #18
CheezyDoDo 15 heat pts15
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i hope this happen
specially since they gonna be playing in newark this year
and i live down the street from newark
 8 years ago '06        #19
01seay 83 heat pts83
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 Shade 45 said:
why would the Hornets give up their franchise player?
Because the franchise is going nowhere and that rookie they just got made people forget CP3 was still in the league for a few months.
 06-07-2010, 06:44 PM         #20
StateZFinest  OP
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not gonna lie,

after the whole wall/lebron conspiracy,

this doesn't excite me
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