So Much To Be Worked Out

HANG TIME NEW JERSEY BUREAU – The three-team trade between the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets blew up late Saturday night. And now, Dell Demps and the Hornets must find a new deal for Chris Paul.

As we all woke up Sunday morning in the aftermath of another twist in the CP3 drama, we were one day closer to the start of the season. Preseason games begin Friday, and there’s still much that has to happen before rosters are settled.

With both the Paul and Dwight Howard situations in a state of flux, there are so many dominoes that must fall before we can really focus on the basketball on the court. Here’s a rundown of the teams and players who are waiting for all this to get resolved…

  • With the Lakers seemingly out of the Paul picture (and talking with the Magic about Howard), do the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors get back into talks with the Hornets? If they do, how are they affected by the $40 million offer sheet that that Clipper free agent DeAndre Jordan is signing with the Warriors? The Warriors are also involved in a three-way trade that would land Jamal Crawford in New York, according to the New York Post.
  • If the three-way deal went through, the Rockets would have cleared a bit of cap space, reportedly enough to offer free agent Nene a four-year deal worth $64 million. If the Rockets don’t have the space, does Nene return to the Denver Nuggets or focus on the New Jersey Nets?
  • Of course, the Nets are reportedly Howard’s preferred destination and obviously all-in for the three-time DPOY. Consider this: The Nets have two huge holes at the forward positions, $22 million in cap space (if they waive Travis Outlaw and renounce Kris Humphries), and a desperate need to keep Deron Williams happy … and they haven’t made a single roster move yet.
  • Until the Hornets find a trade for Paul, the Hornets probably can’t go through with a sign-and-trade deal that would land David West in Boston. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Indiana Pacers are ready to sign West if the Boston deal falls through. Meanwhile, maybe the Celtics get back in the Paul mix with an offer centered around Rajon Rondo.
  • K.C. Johnson reports that the Chicago Bulls will enter the bidding for Howard.

That’s 11 teams and two of the summer’s top free agents (Nene and West) who are directly tied into the Paul and Howard situations. And that doesn’t include any three or four-team trade scenarios. There are a lot of dominoes still to fall.

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John Schuhmann is a staff writer for NBA.com. Send him an e-mail or follow him on twitter.

97 Comments

  1. Jeff says:

    The biggest question of free agency is….Do the Spurs know the lockout is over?

  2. Retard says:

    Bryant for CP3
    Howard for Garnett and Delonte T_T

    hahaha hahaha hahaha

  3. Teriac says:

    dwight howard to cleveland for antwan jamison, tristan thompson, daniel gibson, and draft pick

  4. KramRivers says:

    my openion is to stay rondo in the team., maybe the celtics team need to focus in a back up power forward for KG like ALDIDGE, D.WEST and BYNUM for center. KG will play more aggressiveness PIERCE,ALLEN,RONDO can plan how to attact those team… and i know these 3 guys can give a big crowd in this coming season….

  5. khyro says:

    cp3 and D-howard to bulls…

  6. Belgianfan says:

    First of all. Stop the comparing of Dwight to Shaq. Dwight will never be as good as shaq… Shaq just dominated an entire team on offence, Dwight has 1 maybe 2 moves he can do without panicking in his head… Dwight is a very good player, don´t get me wrong. But Shaq is just a whole other level!

    That being said:

    Both paul and Dwight are going to be screwed. D12 schould not go to LA. He will be sorry for going the same way as shaq but not getting the same results. He should go to the Nets and try to build something there! Thats the only option that makes sence for him as a person. (not just fitting a DPOTY in a team, thats easy)

    Paul can´t go to boston. The veterans will play 1 more year and then boston s like NOH now… So thats useless.
    Paul can´t go to LA. LA would have to give up to many players including Gasol (who is underrated…)
    Paul can´t go to NY yet: He will just have to wait, finishthe year in NOH like a man and then sign with NY. (unless NOH trade him somewhere he doesn´t even want to play and then just finish the season there…)

    I´m more curious for Miami and Chicago. Can miami get a pg or center? (I´d like to see dalembert there caus curry… Don´t know he´s gonna help :p)
    Can Chicago get that 2 player? Rip should help but he isn´t a dominating defensif force. Anxious to see it all happen!

    Still………. Miami is gonna win it guys. Just put Lebron on PG! let him play MAgic Johnson-style and it´s all over

  7. bob says:

    celtics wont trade rondo. he is their style of bball. if they had cp3 kg possum pierce and ray allen would become usless keep rondo and start looking into replacing everyone else in boston haha. i think the lakers should go after chris paul and pick up nene as a pf thatd be a hell of a team. i like seeing thunder rumors. westbrook wont get traded as much as the fans would like. hes young he’ll learn to be better pg. just because hes a ball hog in his second playoff appearance that makes him trade bait? the dude has mad skill, give him a couple years. if the thunder were to do anything id say itd be adding bigs. i dont think the bulls need a new center. they own at defense. just need more then one player that can score. dwight should actually go to the celtics.

  8. Brett says:

    COME TO DALLAS DWIGHT!!!!!

  9. mike says:

    Hey dawi stop dreaming !!! dont make any foolish suggestion

  10. FRIEND says:

    1st of alll Iam a huge BOSTON CELTICS fan. and i love RRondo but our CELTICS are getting old and once PIERCE KG and RAYRAY retire, i gotta fellinf RRondo will leave too.. sooooo we need a CENTER PIECE for our francise. CP3 can make that happenn he got that BOSTON DEFENCE in him and his a LEADER like PIERCE. and once the 3 hall of famer retires.. we got all tha CAPSPACE wee need to sorround CP3 and alott of player wna play with CP3 i garranteee. Plus CP3 can make the last CELTICS runnn happen. with all the GREAT teams out there like MIA DAL OKC NYK we have a chance to go to our lastt runnn with CP3~!!!! RRondo i adore what you did to this Championship teamm. but we cant waste the oppurtunity..

  11. bugoy says:

    Nene in CELTICS…

  12. seriously says:

    LAL can now make a better offer for d12 and cp3 is probably going to LAC for one or two years before he goes to LAL also their is a possibilty that cp3 and the players union will sue david stern and the odom trade rescinded and he instead goes into the original trade the david stern vetoed and all is good :)

  13. Idon'tcare says:

    CP3 Dwight Howard Kobe Bryant Bryant would have the ball still and will lose either pau or bynum make them more weak in the front court situation. Bringing Howard to Bulles for noah gibson and a draft pick Chicago would lose more defense that they would be bringing the only thing chicago needs is a shooter to take the pressure off D-Rose. The best fit would be the New Jersey Net’s him and William would go good together and they can build a pretty good team with Howard and D-Williams

  14. Lakers2012 says:

    Trade Gasol for Tiger Woods and Justin Bieber

  15. rock says:

    “Of course, the Nets are reportedly Howard’s preferred destination ”

    Am I reading this clear or what? NO NO NO. Howard said that “if people’s perception of him change if he WEARS A NEW JERSEY, then they dont really care about him as a real person”

    NOT NETS! its a new jersey John. A new clothing to say that if he is on another team.

  16. if Howard were to go to the Bulls, it would be Noah, Gibson, Jimmy Butler and a 1st round draft pick. maybe a 2nd round draft pick. while noah is a great defensive center, brook lopez of the nets is equally just as good on defense, but has more offensive ability than noah does. sending noah to the magic puts more pressure on the forwards and guards with noahs limited offensive ability. even with howard the guards and forwards struggled. with the draft picks orlando could easily draft a guy like austin rivers out of duke or jeremy lamb/doron lamb or tim hardaway jr to fill the shooting guard position with one of those draft picks. plus their own to fill the other needs.

  17. The aAgressive Napkin says:

    the owners were complaining about players leaving and not being loyal but the owners are so quick to trade players that have worked so hard for them and their organizations *cough*cough*rondo/perkins and nate*cough*cough*lamar and gasol*cough*cough**cou—ehh what ever haha the knicks amnestied chauncey it’s all a joke and game…i don’t think the bulls would trade for dwight and he said he wants to go to the nets more than any team and that includes LA i think he’s gonna end up a brooklyn net for some trade involving lopez

  18. chrisman says:

    Trade Rondo!?
    Might as well just shoot themselves in the foot

  19. TRENT says:

    Dallas will not repeat… they mess up the chemistry…. remember superstars do not win title chemistry and sacrifice in roles win championship…. DALLAS WILL NO REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS…. THEY MESS UP THE CHEMISTRY….. REMEMBER I FIRST SID IT ….. REMEMBER I FIRST SAID IT…..DALLAS WILL NOT BE THE 2012 NBA CHAMPIONS.

  20. BlizzardRhino says:

    Rondo! Atlanta would LOVE to have you! ^_^

  21. Sam says:

    Boston should grab billups and Howard!!! screw CP3. keep rondo and make billups as his back up when he needs rest.

  22. gt26gt says:

    Howard for Garnett and 2 draft picks

  23. And2345 says:

    Rondo should stay in Boston, lakers need to trade byumn and pau gausol for Dwight howard.

  24. And2345 says:

    The Bulls should get a Shooting guard. really no kidding !!!!!!!!

  25. KOUPILIAS says:

    HI GUYS ! I AM A CRAZY NBA FAN FROM GREECE. LOCKOUTS ARE SO DAMN ANNOYING, BUT AT LEAST AT CHRISTMAS IT WILL ALL BEGIN. I THINK THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST NBA SEASONS.

    U GOT MIAMI WITH LEBRON WADE AND BOSH NOW BATTIER COES OFF THE BENCH WITH 3′s AND GOOD D… THEY HAVE A FIGHTING FRONT LINE WITH HASLEM AND ANTHONY AND THEY GOT A PRETTY GOOD DEFENSIVE BACKUP PG IN CHALMERS… I THINK WHAT THE HEAT WILL BE LOOKING FOR TO CLOSE UP THE ROSTER WILL BE A SHOOTING POINT GUARD BUT YOUNGER THAN BIBBY WAS … I THINK MIKE MILLER IS A VERY GOOD BACKUP PG BUT CENTER EDDIE CURRY IS A QUESTION MARK.

    WHAT ABOUT THE CHAMPS ? DALLAS IS GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE THIS YEAR BUT I DON’T THINK THEY WILL GET TO THE FINALS AGAIN. I THINK CHANDLER WAS A HUGE LOSS. BUT THEY GET LAMAR ODOM ! THAT MEANS THEIT BENCH IS GOING TO BE AWESOME WITH TERRY BAREA AND ODOM COMING FROM THE BENCH … IF JASON KIDD PLAYS THE SAME AND WITH MARION AND DESHAWN STEVENSON ADDONG A GOOD DEFENSIVE PRESENCE U GOT A PRETTY DAMN GOOD TEAM. DIRK IS UNSTOPPABLE ANG GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR. THEY HAVE GRAT TALENT IN BEAUBOIS AND MAY FERNANDEZ WILL HELP IF HE IMPROVE HIS SHOOTING. HAYWOOD IS A GOOD DEFENDER AND REBOUNDER SO WHY NOT START HIM ? BUT GETTING TO THE FINALS AGAIN WILL BE VERY TOUGH THIS YEAR.

    THE BULLS HAVE NOT MADE ANY MOVES YET BUT I AM SURE THEY WILL TRY TO GET A SG. JAMAL CRAWFORD LOOKS VERY GOOD. FOR ME THEY STILL HAVE THE BEST DEFENSIVE TEAM AND REBOUNDING TEAM EITH NOAH BOOZER GIBSON ON THE BOARDS. THEY HAVE DERRICK ROSE AND THAT’S ALL THEY NEED TO GO ALL THE WAY.

    NOW OKC IS A GREAT TEAM. WITH KD BEING THE BEST SCORER IN THE LEAGUE AND ONE OF THE STRONGEST DEFENSIVE SQUADS WITH PERKINS IBAKA WESTBROOK HARDEN AND SEFOLOSHA THEY LOOK PRETTY GOOD. I THINK WITH ERIC MAYNOR PLAYING A FEW GOOD MINUTES DEW TO WESTBROOK YOUTH AND ABILITY THEY DON’T REALLY NEED NATE ROBINSON SO MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRADE HIM. I THINK THEY ARE 1 PLAYER AWAY FROM REACHING THE FINALS. MAYBE A SCORING CENTER ….

    THE BIG QUESTION MARK GOES TO THE LAKERS.ARTEST IS NOT WHO HE WAS.GASOL IS PLAYING WORSE AND BYNUM HAS INJURY PROLEMS. FISHER IS A GREAT CHARACTER AND A SOLID PLAYER BUT WITH ALL THE YOUNG STRONG PG IN THE LEAGUE MAYBE HE IS GETTING TOO OLD. AND KOBE IS KOBE BUT HE NEEDS SOME TALENT AROUND HIM. THEY LOST SHANNON BROWN AND LAMAR ODOM. THEY HAVE A MEDIOCRE BACKUP PG IN STEVE BLAKE. THEY AT LEAST HAVE A SOLID DEFENDER BACKUP SF IN MATT BARNES. BUT I AM SURE THEY WILL TRY TO GET DWIGHT HOWARD OR CPR. IN ANY CASE THEY LOSE PAU GASOL TO ONE OF THOSE TRADES. NOW IF U GET CP3 IT GET A LITTLE WEIRD. YES U HAVE THE BACKCOURT WITH THE BEST BUT U WON’T HAVE A FRONT LINE ANYMORE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE CHANCES ARE TO BRING IN BOTH CP3 AND HOWARD WITH KOBE BUT THAT WOULB BE A TOO SCARY SCENARIO… I MEAN THEY WOULD BE PERFECT. TIME WILL TELL…. BUT RIGHT NOW THE LAKERS ARE A BIG QUESTION MARK.

  26. Celtic says:

    best thing for magic: keeping howard or trading him to LA. there’s no better place to get strong options/replacements for what howard offers. losing the best center in the league is very different from losing someone like kobe or lebron from your team. it’d be a huge blow to the magic if they lost dwight, even though they have players who can still help them compete their way to the playoffs. but they’d lose in the playoffs quick without dwight. the east is too top heavy with new york, boston, miami, and chicago.
    best thing for howard: choosing a team where he can WIN. i may be crazy, but some of the smaller markets would be great for someone like howard. can anyone imagine a dwight howard/kevin love match up in minnesota? that’d be awesome. i know it’s not realistic, but it’d be cool. or what about howard to new orleans? cp3 stays with howard coming, and carl landry with them. that’d be cool. im not saying these things are totally realistic, but they’re different ideas that ‘d be cool to see.
    where cp3 is concerned: i wouldn’t be surprised if the trade with LA really isn’t off. LA could come back strong tomorrow morning and surprise us all. for real.

  27. chris says:

    i hate to say it, cos i love garnett and allen…but ship them to orlando for dwight while they still have some value.
    rondo has to stay, him and dwight with pierce dropping 25 every night would be unreal.
    a bench would be nice as well.

  28. Vincent says:

    It is a wait and see situation for the fans, a transition period for the players and a whole lot of hard work for the General Managers.

  29. Josh says:

    Boston should definitly trade Rondo and Green for CP3 they still must address their center issues and stop reallying on KG

  30. Cory says:

    WHY THE HELL WOULD THE CELTICS TRADE THEIR “FUTURE PLAYER” ?????????????????????

  31. sseru23 says:

    kobe to charlotte for 5$

  32. egiboi says:

    tyson chandler, billups, and the rest of the bench for howard! howard, stoudamire, & melo would probably go head to head with miami’s big three.. lol

  33. Fish says:

    I love Rondo but i don’t think he should be traded for Paul. CP3 wouldn’t function right on offense with everyone eles.

    • celticsbabyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

      How would CP3 (one of the best PG in the game) not function right on offense with 3 Hall of famers? CP3 is better than Rondo in every way and more mature. RONDO HAS NO JUMP SHOT AND SHOOTS 50% FROM THE LINE.

  34. Denver/Heat says:

    Am i the only one realising that the Knicks are getting extremely strong.

    Stoudemire, Anthony, Chandler, Crawford, Bibby all going to be there now…

    Miami got stronger with the addition of Battier

    LA won’t get paul, he will end up either traded to whoever offers the most or go through the season it and somehow end up in new york. Stoudemire, Anthony, Chandler, Paul will be a title team.

    Lakers in my opinion won’t land howard and certainly wont land paul. It seems as though they’ve shot themself in the foot and its time for them to rebuild.

  35. hoophoop says:

    rondo wouldn’t be a trade for boston for they need a healthy center and an offensive player. Also rondo is a trademark of boston.

    If I were Howard, i wouldn’t go to new jersey. Chicago, OKC, Lakers or Boston would be great choice for a championship.

    Chris Paul should be best choice now is boston.

  36. LiLWinK1223 says:

    so dumb, dont trade rondo for anything i could care less for CP3

  37. joker16inhive says:

    How bout trading Kobe for Dwight and then pursue again CP3 for Bynum o Pau with draft pick…

  38. The BigAl says:

    Some of the suggested trades here are crazy.
    New York from here would be smart to make no changes other then trying to secure Jamal Crawford. This would make them very strong. 2 of the best fowards, a great defensive centre and role players that can score. That’s good enough to compete with the best.

    I am a huge Magic fan and still in utter disbelief that Dwight will walk. Can’t believe how stupid the Orlando board is. Give the guy what ever he wants, at the end of the day he just wants to win a championship what could possibly be wrong with that.

    Poor decisions over the last 2 years leave the Magic with no strong trade possibilites and in a bad position. Signing washed up players from the past and putting them on huge contracts is just madness. I would leave too if I were dwight.

    Give Dwight whatever he wants, and go as hard as possible to get another co star to play along side him. Unfortunaltey looks like the damage is done and can’t be rectified. It will leave Magic organisation in shatters for the next 5 or 6 years.

    I too believe Dwight to LA is just bad all round. He will forever be in Shaq’s shadow and have nothing short of expecatations of winning multiple championships. If he goes then he must move to an organisation where he can stamp his name on history at the club, and New Jersey is probably the best fit, even thoughthe list will have some holes they will be a forbidable force.

    Thinking of Dwight and DRose at Chicago is simply scary. Dwight could make a name for himself in Chicago. Don’t think he would live in MJ’s shadow as Chicago havent had a dominant centre in so long.

    Dwight will be tryly missed at Orlando. In fact ill probably loose a lot of interest in the organisation I love so much, purely because they have brought this on themselves once again. ( aka shaq, penny, mcGradey ). do they like loosing potential stars.

  39. Rob K says:

    Hey all you guesstimators!

    Here is another screnario I’m presenting you with… something that Otis Smith could already be working on nice and quietly….. Jason Richardson, Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson and picks to the Hornets for CP! Oh, you don’t think it can happen??? ;) To keep Howard in Orlando, you gotta be sneaky and pull out all the trickery! That’s exactly Otis Smith is famous for…..

  40. cb says:

    the celtics would be making a huge mistake to trade rondo..even for a pg like cp3. rondo has been so effective for the celtics. ainge made a mistake trading perkins, i don’t think he will make another one by trading rondo.

    • THE KID says:

      Why does everyone have Rondo fever? He is a great player but not nearly the potential of Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, or Deron Williams. He is a very flashy player that makes himself look better than he really is. He constantly makes terrible decisions with the ball and turns it over. He cannot shoot the ball to save his life. He is a great defender but is often out of position and lets the player score easily. CP3 and West on the Celtics would be unreal and they would win win win.

  41. keith ritchie says:

    Boston needs to keep Rondo and build around him. They should trade KG and Ray and maybe some draft picks to try and get a big man

    • THE KID says:

      keith, you are a goon. If they could land david west and CP3, Boston is a championship contending team.

      PG- Paul
      SG- Allen
      SF – Pierce
      PF – West
      C – Garnett

      unstoppable

  42. beantown says:

    cp3 to boston for rajon rondo and draft picks pretty fair trade

  43. DrGuj27 says:

    It ALL points to CP3…BOS is an automatic championship with him.

    !Yuppy

  44. jsox says:

    i think they should trade josh smith chris paul to lakers joe jonson to new orleons and pau gasol to hawks odom and steve blake to new orleaons

  45. Damon says:

    The Rondo and CP3 trade shouldn’t even be an option. Rondo is a bum with zero offensive game. He is only relevant because he plays with 3 hall of famers. The first trade was a great move for the Hornets that would have made them a playoff team. 23ppg scorer,18 and 8 guy,15,7,7 guy and a first round pick. Really? Rondo? Please! Stern is an idiot who doesnt know anything about running a team. He’s listening to Dan Gilbert,what does Gilbert know about building a team. He had Lebron for 7yrs and couldn’t build a team. Then whined when he left,he was there for 7yrs! Gilbert is the same dummy who wouldn’t trade JJ Hickson for Amare!? And then complain small markets can’t get players. They can,dummy’s just don’t make the moves to get the players. Lebron and Amare would have been great and maybe won the championship. Instead he goes and gets Jamison. These owners need to renegotiate there agreements with there G.M’s who don’t know how to draft or evaluate talent.

  46. Boston says:

    why would Ainge trade Rondo for a PG that will only stick around for 1 year. They are both of similar skill and Rondo plays better D.(AS WELL AS BETTER CHEMISTRY, LETS NOT FORGET PERKINS AINGE) Just find a dam center and a new bench because last year after your mess ups we got hurt versus the Heat.

    • armour says:

      yesss ainge certainly did not make the right decisions!! we definitely should get a center and good bench.

  47. Tim says:

    Consider these trades-

    Thunder trade Westbrook, get Rondo
    Hornets trade Paul, get Westbrook and Green
    Celtics trade Rondo and Green, get Paul.

    or

    Thunder trade Westbrook and Perkins, and get Howard and Nelson
    Magic trade Howard and Nelson, and get Westbrook and Perkins

    I am a thunder fan and would love to see either trade go through. Which one would be better though?

    • Rob K says:

      So, let me understand this…. You want Dwight Howard AND Jameer Nelson for Perkins and Westbrook?? That would definitely be a steal for the Thunder! The only thing….. the Magic is not that stupid! This isn’t a giveaway we’re talking about!

    • armour says:

      no freaking way we’re trading rondo!!!!!!!!!

      • Bones says:

        are you serious? Thunder getting rid of Westbrook is stupid, only offer they should consider for him is D-Rose, and that’s only a consider.

  48. Eli says:

    Im with isiah one that 1!Well We Can Trade Bynum And 2 Future Draft Picks For Howard And Maybe I W e Get Howard CP3 will be considering coming to the LAL!

  49. Azzy says:

    hey guys can Chris Paul finish his contract with NO then decide to go to the lakers? is that bossible. cause I hate maimi and what they did last year. Also, I do not like lakers. So, in this situation I hope lakers get Dwight and Paul, so they upset the heat. I can issuer you that maimi will not be able to beat lakers

  50. Q says:

    Jack, why the heck would the Knicks give up Stoudemire for Pau Gasol let alone give away Douglas too!

  51. Merc says:

    Why would chicago get into the mix about howard….Raps are my team always but the bulls are always my second becasue of my ties to these citys, Bulls need to forget howard, be extremely happy they have 2 young active bigs in noah and gibson and then be even happier they were the best team in the regular season last year without a starting caliber 2 guard, Do not let the knicks 3 team trade to land Jamal Crawford, go get the last piece of a championship sqaud. 2 or 3 guys on your team thinking thier the superstar is going to be overrated, Why didnt miami instantly beat dallas?

  52. Macedonian23 says:

    Gasol for Stoudemire and Toney Douglas , just another hopeless Lakers ,,fan”

  53. Mental1981 says:

    OK OK. I see now that the league is stalling on Chris Paul until they could find a buyer for the Hornets who are about to lose their second best player in David West. If they trade Paul, they would be stuck with a team that resembles the Bobcats with no takers. That’s OK. Trade Paul and I will buy the Hornets myself. Now I have about $3,000 in my bank account, and would be willing to pay ***CASH*** for the Hornets. Correction, I have $2735.67 in my bank account and would be willing to pay ***CASH*** for the Hornets. Demps, make the deal, I got you. Just gotta get the money from a 7-eleven ATM.

  54. BiGGLyNcH says:

    We want Rondo to stay right here in BOSTON!!
    Send David West To Us…LA Can HAVE DWIGHT HOWARD…..DONT MATTER …WHAT THE SCENARIO IS ….MIAMI IS STILL A PROBLEM …IM MORE FOCUSED ON BOSTON GETTING THREW THEM…the only way i’d be worried bout LA is if cp3 and dwight went together with kobe and obviously that aint Going down..(This Season atleast ) So as far as im concerned as A celtics Fan…Miami is our only issue…

    KG*PIERCE*ALLEN*RONDO THE BIG 4 LETS GET IT BANNER 18

  55. Connor Dillon says:

    I want to see Dwight to the Celtics, but it won’t happen!

  56. Connor Dillon says:

    Why would we trade Rondo for CP3? When Rondo is such a beast!!

  57. Big SM says:

    Hello Nets, wake up! Is it Billy King not being able to find the right deal or Prokhorov hasn’t found out that the lockout is over. If the problem lies with Prokhorov, hey I speak some russian.

  58. BasketBall Fan says:

    Look lets all be realistic .. Paul to warriors NO!! he will not sign the extension ……. better off in the BIG EASY. Paul to Clippers. they will have to give up most there valuable players . N.O wants gordon but LA is not throwing gordon in the mix. and besides I dont think the Clippers Contending chances and roster will satisfy Paul to sign extention …. We all know its KNICKS OR LAKERS for Paul …., obviously the knicks are out and Sources say lakers are out too .. whats gonna happen they keep until trade deadline and get desperate … thas when the Lakers GM will bite on a deal that will land CP3… but if not i guess not but either way if cp3 n howard are free agents then its cp3 to NY and Howard to lakers .. but i like howard to be a BULL thas reallly nice ……… but at the end of the day small market teams will not get howard nor paul im sorry its CHI LAL NY . Los Angeles suits howard in the long run . he’s very humerous and have alot of interest in ACTING .. Hollywood is his NEST and coming to the lakers are not u will still be talked about compare with shaq because you are super man ur funny and u are the new era bigman …..

  59. KB says:

    Howard should NEVER go to the Lakers if he does not want to walk in Shaq’s shadow and be been seen FOREVER as a follower. He needs his own identity and going to the Lakers will not help him. He needs to create a name for himself on a team that will be his own. Example, when you talk about Bulls-MJ, Sixers-Dr. J, Rockets-The Dream,Celtics-Russell, Lakers-Kareem, Magic…and if he wants the same recognition for his position, Nets are the best fit. I should also add that, those greats are the greatest in their position on their team. Shaq has already stated that Howard is a copycat and from all indication thus far, he is. He has to be conscious of that coupled with the fact that D-Will is young, want to play with Howard and the Lakers are on the verge of reshuffling.

  60. Tarek says:

    Lakers should go for D-Howard. Forget about CP3. We don’t need him. We just need a solid, young point guard who can play defense. Maybe Rodney Stuckey,

  61. BK says:

    Pau 2 NY for Amare? are you serious? this would ba a very stupid deal 4 the knicks

  62. Cody says:

    CP3 to Boston
    Howard to Bulls or LA
    Crawford to NY
    Nick Young to Cleveland
    West to Boston
    Rando to NO

  63. ec says:

    wouldnt work d12 with the bulls cuz he complains when he dont get the ball enough and d rose will have the ball most of the time

  64. Jack says:

    Pau Gasol should go to New York for Stoudemire and Toney Douglas

    • Basketball Swag says:

      Who is going to play point guard than every trade suggested so far is good except yours you don’t even know if Gasol will be an improvement or not so why would you get him

    • josue says:

      hahaha never that makes no sense what so ever. why would us new yorkers trade a potential mvp candidate for an aging soft Pau ” c’mon son”

    • sseru23 says:

      gasol for hell boy? its a joke right

    • go heat says:

      please stoudemire for paul that would be the most stupid trade i ever heard of paul aint no good

      • Miami says:

        Paul is that good my friend. Did not you watch the Laker’s series last season? I do agree on “Let’s Go Heat” :)

      • Hook83 says:

        Paul for Melo, not for Stat.
        Melo’s too selfish and don’t give anything but numbers.
        Chris and Amar’e together don’t need solo gamer Anthony to win games.

    • ajpotpot says:

      if new york would do that this year, that would be suicide unless that will make them get chris paul, maybe next year if and only if chris paul is already a free agent in the market but without any securities that new york will get chris paul, that’s crazy, haha, =’P

    • Derp says:

      What’s the point of that?

  65. Isaiah says:

    Howard is coming to the Lakers. He’s want to be Laker. I wish we could of got CP3 but we’ve wnated Howard more. Maybe when we get Howard and CP3 hasn’t been traded, we can still CP3, but right now its all about Howard coming to LAL!!

  66. Jack Mehoff says:

    Howard to the Bulls would be sick! I am, however, a Lakers fan

  67. sseru23 says:

    howard to bulls for noah, gibson and draft pick

    • Bulls/Lakers says:

      Thats truely the best trade 4 the Magics they would be gettin young skilled players Noah is also a beast on defense I would know I live in Chicago and watch all there games and he’s a monster on the boards he offensive game needs work but he’s coming along nice I really dont want 2 loose those guys there hard nose players but Dwight Howards dont come around 2 often and him and Rose on the same team would be scary the best center and the best point gaurd on the same team they would def win a couple rings givin they keep the right pieces around them which wouldnt be much cuz those 2 can do everything possible on a basketball court!!

      • Paul says:

        the deal wasn’t as good as the one with the 3 team. they would have gotten scola, odom, kevin martin, and draft pick. it would mean a step backwards.

    • Jack says:

      CP3 to Portland for Felton, Aldridge and draft pick