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Chris Paul Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Could Net PG For Russell Westbrook

If the rumors are to be believed, Chris Paul is going to find a home sooner than later. That means arguably the best point guard in the NBA is going to be playing somewhere other than New Orleans.

If the rumors are to be believed, Chris Paul is going to find a home sooner than later. That means arguably the best point guard in the NBA is going to be playing somewhere other than New Orleans. That said, every team is scrambling to try to position themselves to acquire such an impact player from the Hornets.

Bill Simmons of Grantland recently posited several places that Paul may end up in his latest column at Grantland. One of the first spots he lists is the Oklahoma City Thunder since Paul has already played there and the team has the young point guard to send back in Russell Westbrook. To be exact, the trade works if they also include former KU player Cole Aldrich along with Nate Robinson and B.J. Mullens.

In the end, however, Simmons also believes it likely won't happen since the franchise would already be giving up on the Kevin Durant/Russell Westbrook combo along with the fact that Paul wouldn't sign a long-term contract extension for a small market team like the Thunder. Still, you never know what trade will pull off since the Thunder have the players that New Orleans might want. Westbrook is a great return for Paul, so perhaps they're still a destination.