OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination

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OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#1 » by mszymko » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:06 am

https://sports.yahoo.com/reports-thunder-gm-meet-chris-024644121.html

Where is he headed?

"Source, to the @TheAthletic: Chris Paul's agent, Leon Rose, will talk to OKC GM Sam Presti in the coming days to determine what's next. If CP wants to go to Miami to join Jimmy Butler, it's clear there's a deal to be done there. The Thunder would engage and have interest."

"Houston hoped to find third-team destination preferable to Chris Paul, but ultimately leaves it OKC to execute next step once Presti confers w/ CP3 agent Leon Rose. Miami remains possibility for Paul (3 years, $124M) -- and OKC obviously has picks to incentivize deal, if needed."
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Post#3 » by MJ7 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 am

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Post#4 » by 6ixSideSniper » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:10 am

OKC going to own everyone's draft picks.

It sucks having to lose all your stars but if you had to, this is the way to do it.
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Post#5 » by mszymko » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:11 am

Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.
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Post#6 » by Nuntius » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:15 am

It's nice that OKC is willing to accomodate CP3 but I just don't see which team would willingly take on his contract.
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Post#7 » by Hogified05 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 am

Not many options out there. Miami feels like it's it really. Detroit could work. Minny maybe. Maybe the Spurs throw their hat in. Both LA teams can't really do anything until the season with all their salaries frozen.
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Post#8 » by macNcheese3 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:16 am

Nuntius wrote:It's nice that OKC is willing to accomodate CP3 but I just don't see which team would willingly take on his contract.


I agree, hard to imagine. OKC, still gets a year less with CP3.
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Post#9 » by BallerTalk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:17 am

I wish him well wherever he lands...preferably in the East. :wink:
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Post#10 » by Middle Child » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:19 am

Miami is really the only option ATM that makes sense.
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Post#11 » by Mister Ze » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 am

Why would Pat Riley do this? Heat have good flexibility right now and can attract free agents. No need to pay CP3 40/year until he's 37.
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Post#12 » by Sulico » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 am

6ixSideSniper wrote:OKC going to own everyone's draft picks.

It sucks having to lose all your stars but if you had to, this is the way to do it.


Agreed. I am very impressed with what they got from blowing up team that were destined for 1st round exit every year. Now it feels like they have future.
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Post#15 » by Nuntius » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:23 am

macNcheese3 wrote:
Nuntius wrote:It's nice that OKC is willing to accomodate CP3 but I just don't see which team would willingly take on his contract.


I agree, hard to imagine. OKC, still gets a year less with CP3.


CP3 may have to come to terms with the possibility of getting bought out.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#16 » by Jordan45822 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 am

Sorry Paul u cant join ur homeboy in LA. They have no salary to trade till winter time.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#17 » by righterwriter » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 am

If they couldn't find a third team to take Chris Paul on as part of this deal, that should have been a clue for Presti.
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Post#19 » by HotTubMike » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:27 am

Mister Ze wrote:Why would Pat Riley do this? Heat have good flexibility right now and can attract free agents.


He is 74. He needs to make stuff happen.

I doubt he got Jimmy Butler with the idea to let him hang out by himself and be a middling team. Maybe he is willing to roll the dice with CP3 in a weak Eastern Conference.
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Re: OKC to meet with CP3 & trade him to his preferred destination 

Post#20 » by on7on8 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:30 am

mszymko wrote:Honestly, I hope he and Melo end up with the Lakers. Would be a lot of fun, CP3 would look prime again next to Lebron and AD and they can let Melo do Melo all he wants on second unit.


Melo is done and CP3 will not play for Lakers

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