CP3 -- What Happens to Him?

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What uniform does CP3 end up wearing at the start of the season?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:11 pm

OKC Thunder
35
19%
LA Lakers
27
14%
LA Clippers
2
1%
Detroit Pistons
11
6%
Orlando Magic
5
3%
Miami
88
47%
Other
19
10%
 
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Re: CP3 -- What Happens to Him? 

Post#41 » by CallMeKahn » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:46 pm

He takes his $130m contract, weeps into his Benjamins while listening to Will Smith's "Miami" as he's traded. Actually, I find that prospect intriguing for him and the Heat both.
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Post#42 » by Throwback24 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:46 pm

He gets to ruin another lockerroom with his drama
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Post#43 » by DBurks2818 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm

I really don't see the Heat trading for him. He doesn't move the needle as far as Westbrook would've and completely cuts in 2021 capspace at 36 years old. Not to mention having durability issues that Westbrook does not.

If the team wasn't trying to go for 2021 or already had 2 stars then I think Riley would entertain it, but it just doesn't make sense to me in the current scenario.
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Post#44 » by gundysmullet » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Rockice_24 wrote:MIAMI is almost a lock. They are trying to win now with the Butler move and were hot and heavy for Russ for good reason.

CP3 while not as good a Westbrook is still an upgrade to what they got.

Not really, not at that price he’s not. Plus he is so high maintenance.
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Post#45 » by MagicBagley18 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:57 pm

Prob Miami or lakers if somehow he gets bought out but it’s really doubtful, always potential for some team out the blue to come and snag him but that contract is just tough. Would like to see him get somewhere with at least the chance of a deep playoff run but sometimes in the nba great ones just don’t get the ring.

In 2011 the Celtics were ready to offer rondo and pieces to the hornets for cp3. He told them he wouldn’t re-sign bc of the Celtics age. That was his best chance at a ring besides 2018 rockets. Cp3/ray/pierce/kg and they Also were close on a s&t for David west before he went to the pacers but even without west or Paul The Celtics took the heat 7 that year.
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Post#46 » by walk with me » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:59 pm

Is Washington possible?
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Post#47 » by og15 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:02 pm

Mmmm...why are the Clippers an option? What?
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Post#48 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:05 pm

og15 wrote:Mmmm...why are the Clippers an option? What?


Mostly to see who would pick them/disqualify them as an option.
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Post#49 » by Neutral 123 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:10 pm

Biscayne Beast wrote:
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Biscayne Beast wrote:As a Heat fan, I'm speaking for 99% of us when I say that none of us want Chris Paul under any circumstance except if we get Gallo and both our 2021 & 2023 1st back. Anything less than that and you can keep him on your roster or see if you can swindle Washington or Minnesota for Wiggins or Wall.

LMAO. OKC isn't going to do that. My guess is there is interest from Miami. They could package Paul with Gallo or Adams and Miami could give up a couple of first rounders along with whoever they want to dump.

If you have Butler, you might as well try to go all in with Paul and another solid vet.


Why the hell would we give up 1st for Chris Paul ... are you out of your mind
The firsts would come into play because OKC can package Paul with Gallo or Adams. Why would OKC give up two firsts when they just traded Westbrook to get two firsts?

They've been dealing with Miami. It's possible the price was too high for Westbrook and it's been discussed that if OKC could get Paul, they'd be willing to make a deal with sides could work with.

What's the point of having Jimmy if you aren't trying to push to win right now with him? CP3 Jimmy and Adams can definitely make some noise.
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Post#50 » by seren » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:14 pm

Throwback24 wrote:He gets to ruin another lockerroom with his drama


Which locker room did he ruin? What team did better after he left?
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Post#51 » by Neutral 123 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:14 pm

tsirigoj wrote:
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Biscayne Beast wrote:As a Heat fan, I'm speaking for 99% of us when I say that none of us want Chris Paul under any circumstance except if we get Gallo and both our 2021 & 2023 1st back. Anything less than that and you can keep him on your roster or see if you can swindle Washington or Minnesota for Wiggins or Wall.

LMAO. OKC isn't going to do that. My guess is there is interest from Miami. They could package Paul with Gallo or Adams and Miami could give up a couple of first rounders along with whoever they want to dump.

If you have Butler, you might as well try to go all in with Paul and another solid vet.


Interesting. I would think that the Thunder would be the ones sending out the picks as a 'thank you' for getting that awful contract off their hands.

However, if they send over Steven Adams as well for Miami to "salary dump," it could be a good trade. Still, Adams+Westbrook+PG13 didn't work, I doubt Adams+CP3+Butler would. Maybe being in the East will help, but they will eventually lose to either the Sixers, Celtics, or maybe even Raptors.

It puts them in the conversation though. And since they have Butler, might as well try to win now. Maybe Butler was even promised that Miami was trying to win now which is why he went there.

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Post#52 » by og15 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm

tsirigoj wrote:
og15 wrote:Mmmm...why are the Clippers an option? What?


Mostly to see who would pick them/disqualify them as an option.

CP3 left the Clippers saying that the team was not as committed to winning as they should have been, which sure might have been true with Doc at the helm, but the regime had changed. He didn't want to trust West, and West didn't want to give him the full max either even though Ballmer wanted to. So with his large contract, the Clippers won't tank their depth to get him, upside is not good enough for that.
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Post#53 » by Vader » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 pm

He will be a Laker
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Post#54 » by MorleyGrape1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:41 pm

OKC is stuck with him for this year unless they get some kind of surprise offer (Maybe Wiggins?)
CP's contract is really bad and I can see him breaking down this year.
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Post#55 » by Lilseb93 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:50 pm

I want nothing to do with CP3 unless I'm getting picks back.
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Post#56 » by erod009 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:51 pm

akula1488 wrote:I can see Paul joins the Lakers two years from now as a backup PG.

I can see CP3 retired two (maybe less) years from now. He's done.
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Post#57 » by erod009 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:51 pm

seren wrote:
Throwback24 wrote:He gets to ruin another lockerroom with his drama


Which locker room did he ruin? What team did better after he left?

1) Clippers
2) maybe Rockets?
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Post#58 » by jman3134 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:56 pm

Why not the Knicks?
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Post#59 » by Najee12 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Here is my trade idea:

Philadelphia gets: Chris Paul and three first-round picks

OKC gets: Ben Simmons

It's a trade that makes sense for both teams. Philadelphia has a lot of size but not a guy who can make midrange shots and be a factor in the halfcourt. Paul with Philadelphia's oversized team makes the 76ers the best team in the East.

OKC gets a young player in Simmons would be a cornerstone player -- a 6-foot-10 point guard who can play multiple positions. The Thunder now have a young player who can keep fan interest; place shooters around Simmons in today's NBA and it's an up-and-coming team in a few years.
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Post#60 » by Lalouie » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:22 pm

he gets traded for the best deal. okc is not beholding to him like they were to westbrook.

although i did hear okc has good ties with the pels as a result of playing 2yrs in okc after katrina and cp3 was very connected to the city for 2yrs. but that was before the sonics moved to okc, so there's really no connection between the thunder and cp3

i think presti mainly wants draft picks. you take that and okc will be a lottery team for a while and the picks they've already accrued

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