According to a new report from Yahoo! Sports, Chris Paul wants out of Houston because he can no longer get along with James Harden. This isn't a total shock based on how the past two seasons ended for the Rockets, but trading Paul and his contract will be no small hurdle to cross.
Paul signed a new max deal last summer that will pay him $38 million in 2019, $41 million in 2020, and an astounding $44 million in 2021. Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who said just yesterday that Paul is not available in a trade, has his work cut out for him trying to find a potential CP3 deal, but no worries, we have some ideas.
Daryl Morey says Chris Paul and James Harden are NOT AVAILABLE IN TRADES.— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) June 18, 2019
“We spent a lot of time putting together two superstars. We’re trying to add a third, going backwards from that doesn’t make a lot of sense.” #Rocketspic.twitter.com/F3s0XC0rl6
Sadly, the trade machine we use has already processed the Anthony Davis trade so it's not possible to get him to LA. That is unless the AD trade is turned into a three-team deal before it becomes official. Think about it, Rob Pelinka.
Peep five potential Chris Paul trades below while we all wait for Woj to let us know where CP3 will be playing next season.