It's no secret to San Antonio Spurs fans, really skilled point guards have given the Spurs trouble during the championship era. From Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash to the Chris Paul led New Orleans Hornets team in 2008 that pushed the Spurs to seven games in the West-Semis with CP3 averaging a gaudy 24 points and 11 assists.
Well now the West may be a step closer to having one less elite point guard for the Spurs to worry about.
Paul is reportedly rumored in trade talks with him heading to the New York Knicks though he claims the trade rumors are just talk and something beyond his control. He seemed to deflect questions about the trade rumors, instead changing the focus of the conversation to him being happy the lockout is over and getting back on the court.
I don't know if this trade will be feasible even if reports are true he wants to go to the "Big Apple" due to the Knicks only having Billups' expiring contract as a the only solid trade chip. No matter how you look at it, New York just doesn't have enough New Orleans would covet to part with Paul. And the Knicks will not entertain the idea of parting Carmelo Anthony nor Amar'e Stoudemire.
Any scenario involving a Paul trade will require a lot more than that to gain his services. Nevertheless, should he end up out of New Orleans, Spurs fans won't miss playing him four times a year.
I would do Parker and Anderson for Chris Paul in a second. If I was RC Buford and that deal was on the table I would send the trade papers over as quick as possible before they regret it.
Why can't the spurs go after him? A Tony Parker and James Anderson for CP3 deal couldn't get the job done? Get on it RC Buford! We need a top flight player to win the title!
@CorpusChristiSpur Simply NO. Don't might trade TP, but JA to me is the young guy on this team with highest potential to be a NBA star. In fact I will trade any player not naming Manu or James Anderson on this team.
@CorpusChristiSpur they would agree to the trade, cause they would get A Tony Parker that's locked for another 3 years at a 12.5 million rate. However, there's no reason why the Spurs should do it, since CP3 wouldn't want to extend his contract. Unless we believe CP3 is the solution and is going to bring a championship, which is very premature! I take TP9's experience and knowledge of our system over CP3's set of skills any day.
@Spursforever69 nope, i don't think that would be enough for the Hornets. they'd probably want another youngster and/or a 1st round pick added to that offer, since CP3 is a superstar, and i would not give up that much to get just one guy. i do agree, though, with your point of taking Parker's experience and knowledge over CP3's skills, and i also agree that thinking CP3 being the solution is very premature.
@Big Tex nope, not worth it, especially if Splitter has to be part of it, and especially when a lot of us are talking about needing help at the PF and C positions, and trading Splitter right now just would make things worse. and i'd be hesitant on trading Neal as he's one of our best shooters. like i said, i wouldn't give up a lot for just one player
@CorpusChristiSpur well, the fact is that CP3 wants to play in a bigger market, so there's one reason why. another reason would be the Hornets wouldn't accept that, and i'd like to see more of Anderson since he didn't get to show much after he came back from his injury. and we don't need a top flight player in order to contend. it sure would be great to have one, but we don't need one yet.
I'll be glad when I don't have to see Chris Paul face the spurs all the time. But I loved watching him make Kobe show his age last year in the playoffs.