Chris Broussard reports that the Magic has now moved ahead of the Knicks on Chris Paul's list of preferred destinations because "league sources" believe Orlando could offer New Orleans better assets. Broussard also writes that "New Jersey and Charlotte are known to be among the many teams that would make offers for Paul".
However, a Nets insider reports that in order to get Paul, "Emeka Okafor has to come with him and Derrick Favors would have to go the other way." That, he said, presents problems, "I don’t see Okafor and Brook (Lopez) playing together" and Favors "is going to be like Dwight Howard."
As the rumors continue to fly, there are countervailing reports that New Orleans isn't likely to let Paul go despite his reported desire to leave the Hornets,
- Sources: Chris Paul's preferred destination is now Orlando Magic - Chris Broussard - ESPN
- Chris Paul in the Trade Machine - Henry Abbott - ESPN
Paul bends to King James’ rule - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports