According to reports from league sources to Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul’s agent, Leon Rose, has informed New Orleans General Manager Dell Demps that Paul will not sign a contract extension with the Hornets and requests to be traded to the New York Knicks. Demps reportedly wants to talk to Paul in person (once teams and players are allowed to interact again) to hear it from his star player himself.
If this is true, then obviously this is a mighty big deal, as the Knicks’ only chance of getting Paul this year was under circumstances like this, with Paul declaratively stating that he will not sign with the Hornets or with any other team but the Knicks. It remains to be seen how steadfast Paul is in his desire to be a Knick, but regardless, this is exactly the sort of news Knicks fans want to hear.
I await the inevitably of this somehow being spun as “Chris Paul to the Clippers?”