Chris Paul Trade Rumors: Latest News and Twitter Buzz on CP3 Trade Talks

New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul has been linked with trades to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, but the league-owned Hornets have stood firm on their asking price.

So, despite rampant speculation, Paul remains in new Orleans.

One thing NBA fans have learned throughout the entire process is to expect the unexpected. Every time it seems like a deal is dead, it rekindles only to be shot down again. Expect more of the same throughout Tuesday unless one team decides to step up big.

Keep checking back to this page for all the latest news and Twitter buzz about the superstar’s potential landing spots and, more importantly, what commissioner David Stern has to say about any trades.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10:15 a.m. ET

David Aldridge of TNT says that the Clippers have walked away from negotiations, at least for the time being. his report backs up the earlier one from Adrian Wojnarowski about the Clippers not willing to reach the league’s price.

The blog Aldridge references discusses the sticking points which are holding back a deal, including Eric Gordon and Minnesota‘s first-round pick. he also says that talks could start again at any time, but are off for now.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:40 a.m. ET

Not long after there seemed to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Paul, talks were called off again according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Just like all other previous wheeling and dealing between the two sides, the Clippers weren’t willing to keep meeting the league’s demand.

It’s important to note that Wojnarowski stops short of saying the deal is completely off, which reports earlier on Monday seemed to indicate. However, unless the price tag is reduced to a more reasonable level, a deal is going to be hard to come by.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 a.m. ET

Late Monday night into early Tuesday morning it appeared talks to make Paul a Clipper were heating up again. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported that discussions were ongoing between the two teams even though the deal was previously called dead.

After a seemingly imminent trade routing Paul to the Clippers collapsed earlier Monday, sources told ESPN.com that the league officials negotiating on the Hornets’ behalf had aggressively re-engaged the Clippers in talks in hopes of completing a deal as soon as Tuesday.

It’s a crazy situation which has left many basketball diehards, including Bill Simmons, to scratch their heads in amazement. the league seemingly won’t back down on its hefty asking price, but are lacking leverage because Paul can become a free agent at season’s end.

Chris Paul Trade Rumors: Latest News and Twitter Buzz on CP3 Trade Talks


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